Sally El Hosaini to direct Syrian Olympic swimmer story ‘The Swimmers’ for Working Title

El Hosaini takes over from Stephen Daldry for this story about Syrian Olympic swimmer Yusra Mardini.My Brother The Devil filmmaker Sally El Hosaini has signed up to direct The Swimmers, the story of Syrian Olympic swimmer Yusra Mardini which is being produced by Working Title.The project, announced back in 2017, previously had Stephen Daldry at the helm.

Wonder writer Jack Thorne has written the screenplay and Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner are producing for Working Title alongside Ali Jaafar (The Idol).

Daldry is staying on as an executive producer.The film follows Mardini and her sister, both competitive swimmers,

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