Lena Dunham has been tapped to tell the tale of a Syrian refugee stranded at sea in an upcoming movie, and, as you can imagine, the news has sparked quite the reaction on social media.
Variety confirmed Dunham had been taken on board by co-producers Steven Spielberg and J.J. Abrams to adapt the non-fiction book, A Hope More Powerful Than the Sea: One Refugee’s Incredible Story of Love, Loss, and Survival, written by Melissa Fleming.
Dunham took to Twitter Monday to confirm the news, admitting she feels “very lucky” to be able to tell such a story.
The upcoming flick is set to focus around the true tale of Doaa Al Zamel; a mother-of-two who fled Egypt for Sweden via boat, only to become shipwrecked and end up having to survive for days in the water with her two young children.
Despite Dunham clearly being excited about the upcoming project, people on Twitter were not so thrilled, and insisted she was not in a position to adapt such a thing.
See some of the online reaction below: