"Girls" creator Lena Dunham is teaming up with two of Hollywood's biggest names. She's has been tapped by co-producers Steven Spielberg and J.J. Abrams to adapt a Syrian refugee story.
Dunham will pen a script version of Melissa Fleming's 2017 nonfiction book "A Hope More Powerful Than the Sea: One Refugee’s Incredible Story of Love, Loss, and Survival."
It tells the true story of Doaa Al Zamel, a Syrian mother of two small children fleeing Egypt by boat. They're shipwrecked along the way and Al Zamel kept herself and her kids alive for days in open water with only a inflatable water ring for support.
The film is in development at Paramount Pictures with Abrams’ Bad Robot and Spielberg’s Amblin Partners producing.
Dunham is currently using her acting, writing, and producing skills in various projects. She is filming a role in Quentin Tarantino's "Once Upon a Time in Hollywood," and she co-created HBO's current comedy "Camping" with "Girls" partner Jenni Konner.