Mighty Whitey | Uma Thurman

21 07 2009

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Following in the footsteps of Michelle Pfeiffer, Danny DeVito and others, Uma Thurman has signed on to portray a life-saving cleric in her next film, “Girl Soldier.”

In the film, Thurman will play a cleric who helped rescue 140 schoolgirls abducted in Uganda. Based on Kathy Cook’s book “Stolen Angels,” which follows the 1996 raid at a boarding school, where a band of armed rebels abducted young girls to turn them into soldiers and sex slaves.

A teacher at the school, Sister Caroline, tracked the rebels back to their camp to demand the girls’ release; 110 were returned to the nun, who then began a crusade over the next few years as she rallied parents, the government, the United Nations and the pope to aid in rescuing not only her own girls but other children in rebel captivity.

In the grand tradition of Hollywood stories where a group(s) of helpless minorities are rescued/saved by their benevolent White counterparts, “Mighty Whitey” films are a consistent and constant stable of in Tinseltown.

“Girl Soldier” is slated for production early next year.

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