Netflix Greenlights film Based on Grandma's Viral Thanksgiving Text
The film’s screenplay will be written by Salt-N-Pepa and Lottery Ticket writer, Abdul Williams
The true tale of a grandma inviting a stranger into her home for her family’s Thanksgiving in 2016 has got a film on Netflix.
Titled, The Thanksgiving Text, the film will be an adaptation of a wrong text from Wanda Dench to then high school senior, Jamal Hinton, instead of her grandson for a Thanksgiving dinner. The duo’s text exchange quickly took off on social media and gained attention.
They both have adorably kept up this ritual every year and have continued to update social media followers on their continuous friendship.
The film’s screenplay will be written by Salt-N-Pepa and Lottery Ticket writer, Abdul Williams. There is no director and cast attached to the project yet.
While we can all look forward to the film version of this sweet story, no one may be more excited than Dench and Hinton themselves. In a joint statement, the pair said, “We are excited to share our story with the world. We hope it inspires more people to reach out and make connections that they wouldn’t ordinarily make. We are so blessed to find a genuine friendship brought together by God from a mistaken text message.”