Gal Gadot Will Produce And Star As Polish Holocaust Hero In ‘Irena Sendler’

The Playlist | 10/12/2019 | Matthew Monagle
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Here’s to using your celebrity to tell meaningful stories. Back in August, it was announced that Gal Gadot had joined a Showtime limited series about Hedy Lamarr, the famous actress and inventor whose work with radio-controlled torpedos was decades ahead of its time. Yesterday, Deadline announced Gadot has partnered with husband Jaron Varsano to produce and star in “Irena Sendler,” a film about the wartime heroics of the late Polish social worker. Some people turn their superhero clout into vanity projects; Gadot is using hers to bring stories of real-world heroines to the broadest possible stage.

For those unfamiliar with Sendler’s work during World War II, the activist was instrumental in helping Jewish children escape the Warsaw ghetto during the Holocaust. As noted by the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, Sendler helped smuggle out more than 2,5000 children during the war. At one point, she was...
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