Lena Dunham is Adapting the Story of a Syrian Refugee for Screen

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Lena Dunham’s next project is sure to be a tearjerker.

The Girls creator has been tapped to write the story of a Syrian refugee who managed to survive while stranded at sea.

The film will be adapted from the non-fiction work by the chief spokeswoman for the United Nations High Commissioner and Flatiron Books, Melissa Fleming, entitled A Hope More Powerful Than the Sea: One Refugee’s Incredible Story of Love, Loss, and Survival.

Lena will pen the screenplay about Doaa Al Zamel — a mother of two fleeing Egypt for Sweden by boat. After being shipwrecked along the way, Al Zamel managed to survive for days in open water whilst holding two small children in each arm with only the support of an inflatable water ring.

The incredible story is expected to be produced by film giants, Steven Spielberg, and J.J. Abrams.