"Philomena," the latest film from Academy Award-nominated director Stephen Frears (“The Queen,” “The Grifters”), has been acquired by
The announcement was made Thursday from the 2013
The dramedy is based on the true story of an Irish woman who searches for the now-adult illegitimate son she had been forced to give up for adoption by nuns at a convent in the 1950s.
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Coogan and Jeff Pope penned the screenplay, which is based on the 2009 nonfiction book “The Lost Child of Philomena Lee,” by
“I am delighted to be working again with my dear friends Judi Dench and Stephen Frears,"