Uma Thurman Enlists As “Girl Soldier”

Uma Thurman is set to star in the indie drama “Girl Soldier” for Caspian Pictures says Variety.

Based on Kathy Cook’s book “Stolen Angels,” the story follows the 1996 raid at a boarding school in Uganda, where a band of armed rebels abducted young girls to turn them into soldiers and sex slaves.

A teacher at the school, Sister Caroline (Thurman), tracked the rebels back to their camp to demand the girls’ release; 110 were returned to the nun, who then began a crusade over the next few years as she rallied parents, the government, the United Nations and the pope to aid in rescuing not only her own girls but other children in rebel captivity.

Will Raee will direct from a script by Stephanie Pinola and Karen Croner. Diane Nabatoff (“Narc”), Allan Mindel (“My Own Private Idaho”) and Raee will produce. Filming kicks off early next year.