Deadline reports that Oscar-nominated screenwriter Anthony McCarten (Bohemian Rhapsody, Darkest Hour, The Theory of Everything) will write an adaptation based on the acclaimed Three Identical Strangers documentary that debuted last year.
Three Identical Strangers tells the true story of Robert Shafran, David Kellman, and Eddy Galland, three complete strangers who discover that they are identical triplets that were separated at birth. The film documents how the three nineteen-year-olds’ reunion catapulted them to international fame, but also led to a chain of extraordinary, yet disturbing, events that followed.
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The documentary premiered at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival, winning the Special Jury Prize for Documentary Storytelling, the DGA Award for Documentary, and prizes from Critics Choice and National Board of Review. It was also nominated for a BAFTA, but didn’t quite nail a Best Documentary Academy Award nomination.
McCarten will adapt the documentary into a feature-length narrative film, after his next project, The Pope, which stars Anthony Hopkins, releases later this year.
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