“It is clear that representing this character in a culturally accurate way holds significance for people, and that to neglect this responsibility would continue a worrying tendency to obscure ethnic minority stories and voice in the Arts,” the actor said in a statement.
After decades in the business making movies like Home Alone, Mrs. Doubtfire and the first two Harry Potters, the filmmaking vet is helping new filmmakers with films like The Witch and this year’s Patti Cake$.
The director of The Amazing Spider-Man movies and the acclaimed author and Oscar-nominated writer of Brooklyn will tell the story of the granddaughter of Westboro Baptist Church founder Fred Phelps, along with the production team behind Reese Witherspoon’s Wild.
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