Kelly Marie Tran in Biopic About Activist Amanda Nguyen Movie News | Film-News.co.uk

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Kelly Marie Tran is set to star in a biopic about civil rights activist Amanda Nguyen.

The “Star Wars” actress will play her close friend in a feature film that tells the story of Nguyen’s transformation from a college sexual assault survivor to an activist for survivors’ rights.

Amanda authored the Survivors Bill of Rights — which inspired the federal law passed in 2016 — and founded the civil rights organization Rise.

Nguyen was present earlier this month at the United Nations session where the general assembly passed a resolution to bring justice to survivors of sexual violence, which Rise has helped advocate for.

Tang Yi is in talks to write and direct the film, which is in the early stages of development. Both Nguyen and Tran are expected to be involved behind the camera as producers.

Kelly, 33, said in a statement: “Over the years, Amanda’s activism has changed the lives of billions, as she continues to make our world a safer place for survivors of sexual assault. of the whole world.

“His courage inspires me every day, and I am honored to help tell his story.”

Nguyen added: “I am deeply grateful to Kelly Marie Tran, Madica Productions and Important Productions for telling not only my story, but the story of billions of survivors around the world who are fighting for our voices to be heard. and our recognized rights.”

The activist continued, “Stories are how we tell ourselves dreams are possible. Social stigma silences rape survivors. My story is not mine. will make them feel less alone.

“I am grateful to Kelly for her friendship, for her understanding of our shared Vietnamese American heritage, and for her belief that this is a story worth telling.”

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