Washington (ANI): Slumdog Millionaire star Freida Pinto has been roped in to star in Oscar winner Julian Schnabel"s new film Miral. The film is an adaptation of Italo-Palestinian Rula Jebreal"s book about Hind Husseini, who founded an orphanage in Jerusalem in the wake of the 1948 partition of Palestine and the creation of the state of Israel, reports Variety.
Palestinian actor Hiam Abbas will play the lead role in the French Israeli co-production. The film will be shot in Israel and the Palestinian territories.
Story first published: Wednesday, March 25, 2009, 14:45 [IST]