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Gal Gadot to star in film about Polish heroine Irena Sendler, who saved 2,500 Jewish children from the Nazis

JERUSALEM (JTA) — Israeli actress Gal Gadot will star as Polish heroine Irena Sendler, who saved 2,500 Jewish children from the Nazis, in a film produced by the actress and her husband.

Gadot and her husband Yaron Varsano have formed the production company Pilot Wave. Gadot will star as Sendler in the historical thriller for Warner Bros, and she and Varsano will produce with Marc Platt, Deadline Hollywood first reported.

Gadot, whose Wonder Woman sequel is set to be released early next year, said in a post on Instagram that she and her husband have been “working on this for quite some time and I just CAN’T wait to bring to life all the amazing stories we’re working on with all of our wonderfully talented partners.”

“As producers, we want to help bring stories that have inspired us to life. Pilot Wave will create content that promotes the perspectives and experiences of unique people and produce impactful stories aimed at igniting the imagination,” she also wrote.

Gadot also will star in a Showtime limited series about Jewish actress and inventor Hedy Lamarr, with she and her husband also serving as executive producers.

She also will star in “Red Notice,” also starring Ryan Reynolds and Duane Johnson, the biggest feature film ever made by Netflix. The action thriller, set for release in late 2020, is centered around the pursuit of the most wanted art thief in the world.