Steven Spielberg’s Amblin Partners Nabs World War II Drama “Daughters of the Resistance”


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is doing another World War II film, this time with a female point of view. Spielberg’s Amblin Partners has pre-emptively optioned  Daughters of the Resistance: Valor, Fury, and the Untold Story of Women Resistance Fighters in Hitler’s Ghettos, a book proposed by Judy Batalion, the Tracking Board has confirmed.

Batalion’s  is a narrative history unveiling the previously untold story of young Jewish women and girls who fought the resistance against the Nazis, based on the author’s original discovery of these women’s first-hand accounts.

The film will be produced under the DreamWorks Pictures label with Batalion also set to co-produce. The proposal was sold in a publishing preempt to Rachel Kahan, the William Morrow editor of Hidden Figures. The book is set to be published in 2020.

Batalion previously wrote White Walls: Motherhood, Daughterhood, and the Mess in Between, a memoir about growing up with a hoarder and how that affected her when she had her own daughter. She is represented by .

This project continues Spielberg’s ongoing interest in telling stories about World War II. He directed two Oscar-winning films on the subject, Saving Private Ryan, and Schindler’s List. He also executive produced the award-winning mini-series Band of Brothers and The Pacific for HBO. He is represented by .

This was first reported by The Hollywood Reporter.

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