Rose Byrne to play New Zealand PM Jacinda Ardern in Andrew Niccol’s ‘They Are Us’1 min read
LOS ANGELES: Actor Rose Byrne will painting New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern within the upcoming drama “They Are Us”.
The film, which can be written and directed by Andrew Niccol, is ready within the aftermath of the 2019 Christchurch assaults on New Zealand’s Muslim neighborhood, reported Variety.
The mission comes from FilmNation Entertainment.
It is described as an “inspirational story” about Ardern’s response to the tragic occasions, and the exceptional achievements of her authorities and residents who rallied behind her message of compassion and unity to ban assault rifles in New Zealand, in line with the movie’s official plotline.
The mass shootings occurred at mosques throughout Friday Prayer on March 15, 2019, with a lone gunman killing 51 individuals and injuring 40.
The movie’s title has been derived from a speech Ardern made describing the victims of the assault.
The script was developed in session with a number of members of the mosques affected by the tragedy.
“They Are Us” can be produced by Ayman Jamal, Stewart Till, Niccol and Philippa Campbell.
Production will happen in New Zealand.