Uma Thurman To Play A Nun

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Uma Thurman To Play A Nun

by Helen O'Hara |
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A cynic, or Kate Winslet in Extras, would say that Uma Thurman must be Oscar-hungry, because she's signed up to play a crusading nun in her next movie, Girl Soldiers.

Set in Uganda, the film is based on the 1996 Aboke abductions, which saw 139 schoolgirls taken from their boarding school to be used as child soldiers and sex slaves. One of the nuns who taught at the school, called Sister Caroline in Kathy Cook's book on the subject, Stolen Angels, but apparently Sister Rachele Fassera by birth, pursued the abductors and negotiated the release of 109 of the girls. She then set about rallying the people, government, United Nations and Pope to try to end the abduction and indoctrination of child conscripts.

The film's set to be directed by Will Raee, based on a screenplay by debutante screenwriter Stephanie Pinola and Karen Croner, who previously worked on Dexterity and One True Thing. It's being produced by Caspian Pictures, which aims to make "socially conscious" but also, y'know, watchable films. Certainly on the basis of this plot synopsis, we're saying this lady's the greatest nun since Maria sang about the hills being alive with the sound of music.

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