ZeitounFilmmaker Jonathan Demme has optioned writer Dave Eggers' best-selling book 'Zeitoun,' set in New Orelans in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, for the purpose of adapting it into an animated feature, the New York Times reports.

The biography, released earlier this year, focuses on Syrian-American Abdulrahman Zeitoun, who chose, amid the post-hurricane flooding, to defend his business and his home, and to help his fellow New Orleans residents.
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