Rose byrne is set to play New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern in the next film They are us, which covers the terrifying Christchurch mosque shootings two years ago.
According to Term, the film focuses on the aftermath of the attacks on New Zealand’s Muslim community, with Bryne taking on the role of Ardern, who fearlessly comforted and guided her nation through the tragedy on March 15, 2019.
Title, They are us, refers to the shocking speech the 40-year-old leader gave after the shootings, in which 51 people died and dozens more were injured.
“For the past two weeks we have heard the stories of those affected by this terrorist attack,” Ardern said in his speech delivered weeks after the attacks.
“They were stories of bravery. They were stories of those who were born here, raised here, or made New Zealand their home. That they had sought refuge or sought a better life for themselves or their families.
“These stories are now part of our collective memory. They will stay with us forever. They are us.”
The film will be written and directed by Andrew Niccol, the mastermind behind The Truman Show.
“They are us It is not so much about the attack but about the response to the attack [and] how an unprecedented act of hatred was overcome by an outpouring of love and support, “he said. Term.
“The film addresses our common humanity, so I think it will speak to people around the world. It is an example of how we should respond when there is an attack on our fellow human beings.”
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