Gadot 'Wonder Woman' to adapt Isreali's banned novel to film


Los Angeles: "Wonder Woman" star Gal Gadot collaborates with Keshet International on a film adaptation of a "All the Rivers" novel – banned from Israeli government school reading lists for portraying an Israeli-Palestinian romance.

Gadot and her husband, Jaron Varsano, will co-produce the film with Keshet Studios through Pilot Wave, the production company that founded the couple, reports vari.com.

The work is based on the Jewish novel "Borderlife" by the Jewish writer Dorit Rabinyan, which was published in English by Random House as "All Rivers".

It tells the story of an Israeli woman and a Palestinian who meet in New York and fall in love, hiding their romance from friends and family as they struggle to reconcile their relationship.

The book was orphaned in Israel when right-wing Education Minister Naftali Bennett banned it from compulsory reading courses in Israel in 2015. Ironically, the ban gave the book a significant boost to sales in the country.

Gadot is currently in Israel on a break between filming a new adaptation of Agatha Christie's "Death on the Nile" with Kenneth Branagh and "Red Notice" with Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson.

The movie "Wonder Woman 1984", the sequel to the 2017 superhero movie that sparked Gadot's international fame, is due in theaters next summer.

Keshet did not reveal if Gadot would play a lead role in the adaptation of "All the Rivers", only saying that casting announcements would be made later.