Stephen Daldry Plans Olympic Swimmer Film

“The Hours” and “Billy Elliot” director Stephen Daldry is developing a film for Working Title about teenage Syrian refugee and 2016 Olympic swimmer Yusra Mardini.

Mardini, who’s now 18, and her sister Sarah left their hometown in 2015 after their house was destroyed in the Syrian Civil War.

Ysura was a member of the Refugee Olympic Athletes Team and competed in the 100-meter freestyle and the 100-meter butterfly.

Daldry helms and will produce alongside Eric Fellner. A screenwriter and actress will be locked down soon.

Source: Variety