Freida Pinto is bringing Huma Abedin’s bestselling memoir to TV. Deadline stories the “Slumdog Millionaire” actress is creating an adaptation of “Each/And: A Life in Many Worlds” for Leisure One, with plans to star as Abedin and government produce by way of her Freebird Movies shingle, which is devoted to “celebrating variety and uplifting the work and lives of intrepid ladies.”
Abedin and Pinto’s producing companion at Freebird, Emily Verellen, will even function exec producers.
Printed final fall, “Each/And” recounts Abedin’s story, together with her tenure as an aide and advisor to Hillary Clinton and being thrust into the general public eye when information of her ex-husband, former congressman Anthony Weiner’s, sexts and sexual misconduct first broke in 2011. The latter finally grew to become some extent of rivalry within the 2016 election.
Born in Michigan, raised in Saudi Arabia, and of Indian-Pakistani descent, Abedin started working with Clinton as an Workplace of the First Girl intern in 1996. Since then she has served as Senior Advisor when Clinton was a senator, touring Chief of Workers for Clinton’s 2008 presidential marketing campaign, Deputy Chief of Workers on the U.S. Division of State, and Vice Chair of Hillary for America in 2016. She is presently working as Clinton’s Chief of Workers.
“We thought we knew Huma’s story – the girl behind the scenes, after which reluctantly in entrance of the digicam when her personal life hit the information. Then, we learn her memoir and had been surprised by her candor, generosity, heat, intelligence, and the way in which that her childhood, religion, and household have so authentically woven via her entire life,” Pinto defined. “Huma’s story is each extraordinary and instantly relatable, well timed, and related to so many people. Freebird Movies is so honored to have the ability to work with our companions at eOne and Huma to convey her story to tv. Tales like this – of highly effective, on a regular basis superheroes amongst us — are what drives our work at Freebird Movies and taking part in Huma on this sequence will probably be such an honor for me.”
Abedin added, “It was clear to me from our very first dialog that Freida and Emily not solely imagine in however get the story, that they’ve a imaginative and prescient and a ardour about bringing a life crammed with surprising adventures to the world in a means that’s true to who I hope to stay all the time – defiantly optimistic.” She has described sharing her story in “Each/And” as “an empowering and liberating expertise.”
You may see Pinto in theaters now within the color-consciously-cast “Mr. Malcolm’s Record.” She additionally exec produced Emma Holly Jones’ Regency-era rom-com. “The Path,” “Knight of Cups,” and “Rise of the Planet of the Apes” are amongst her different credit. Pinto acquired a BAFTA nomination for her breakout function in “Slumdog Millionaire.”