Freida Pinto (Mr. Malcolm's List, Slumdog Millionaire) is developing Huma Abedin's memoir Both/And: A Life in Many Worlds into a TV series through her production company, Freebird Films, Deadline reported. Pinto will star as Hillary Clinton's top aide and longtime advisor in the project, which is set up at Entertainment One. Pinto and her producing partner Emily Verellen Strom will executive produce alongside Abedin.
"We thought we knew Huma's story--the woman behind the scenes, and then reluctantly in front of the camera when her own life hit the news," Pinto said. "Then, we read her memoir and were stunned by her candor, generosity, warmth, intelligence, and the way that her childhood, faith and family have so authentically woven through her whole life. Huma's story is both extraordinary and immediately relatable, timely and relevant to so many of us. Freebird Films is so honored to be able to work with our partners at eOne and Huma to bring her story to television. Stories like this--of powerful, everyday superheroes among us--are what drives our work at Freebird Films and playing Huma in this series will be such an honor for me."
Abedin added: "It was clear to me from our very first conversation that Freida and Emily not only believe in but get the story, that they have a vision and a passion about bringing a life filled with unexpected adventures to the world in a way that is true to who I hope to remain always--defiantly optimistic."