Gal Gadot to make banned Israeli novel into a feature film
The controversial novel was banned from school reading lists by the Israeli government because of its depiction of an Israeli-Palestinian romance
Gal Gadot is partnering with Keshet International for a film adaptation of a novel, All the Rivers. The controversial novel was banned from school reading lists by the Israeli government because of its depiction of an Israeli-Palestinian romance.
All the Rivers is the English version of Israeli author Dorit Rabinyan's 2014 Hebrew novel, Borderlife. It tells the story of an Israeli woman and a Palestinian man who meet in New York and fall in love, hiding their romance from their friends and family as they struggle to come to terms with their relationship.
Gadot and her husband Jaron Varsano will be co-producing the film under their banner Pilot Wave. However, it is not confirmed yet whether Gadot will be starring in the adaptation.
Incidentally, after it was banned in Israel by Education Minister Naftali Bennett in 2015, the book had a major sales boost in the country.
Meanwhile, Gadot is visiting Israel right now on a break between filming Death on the Nile with Kenneth Branagh and Red Notice with Dwayne Johnson. Gadot will next be seen in Wonder Woman 1984, the sequel to the 2017 superhero movie that catapulted Gadot to international fame. The film will hit the screens on June 5.