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Apple Original Films plans film based on ‘Being Heumann’ memoir

Apple Original Films has landed rights to a package based on Judy Heumann’s bestselling memoir “Being Heumann,” reports Deadline

Siân Heder, whom Apple signed to a multi-year overall deal in the wake of winning an auction for her Sundance sensation “CODA,” is adapting the film to direct. CODA will premiere in theaters and on Apple TV+ on Friday, Aug. 13.

Ali Stroker, the first actress who uses a wheelchair for mobility to appear on Broadway and the first to win a Tony for her work inOklahoma,” is being eyed to star, says “Deadline.”

About ‘Being Heumann’

Here’s how the memoir and upcoming film is described: From the time she contracted polio in 1949 in Brooklyn which confined her to a wheelchair, and was deemed a fire hazard at age 5 and told to stay home, Heumann has been a crusader for the rights of the disabled. The book was published last year by Beacon Press, and expands the activism of Heumann that was part of the Barack & Michelle Obama-produced documentary Crip Camp, for which Heumann won a Critics’ Choice Award for Most Compelling Living Subject of a Documentary. The movie will explore her efforts to plan the 504 Sit In in San Francisco, an important protest that led to standardizing rights for the disabled. She went on to a distinguished career, including serving in the Clinton Administration as the Assistant Secretary for the Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services in the Department of Education.

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Dennis Sellers
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Dennis Sellers is the news editor of Apple World Today. He’s been an “Apple journalist” since 1995 (starting with the first big Apple news site, MacCentral). He loves to read, run, play sports, and watch movies.