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Netflix to Develop Film Based on the True Story of the Viral Thanksgiving Text Exchange Between Strangers

Netflix to Develop Film Based on the True Story of the Viral Thanksgiving Text Exchange Between Strangers

Netflix has announced it will develop a feature film on the viral story of Jamal Hinton and Wanda Dench, two strangers who met after Wanda accidentally in 2016 when Wanda texted Jamal instead of her grandson, inviting him to Thanksgiving dinner. When Jamal, a senior in high school, accepted the invitation anyway, a deep friendship was formed between Wanda and Jamal, despite their very different backgrounds.

Wanda Dench and Jamal Hinton share, “We are excited to share our story with the world. We hope it inspires more people to reach out and make connections that they wouldn’t ordinarily make. We are so blessed to find a genuine friendship brought together by God from a mistaken text message.” 

The film will be written by Abdul Williams (Lottery Ticket, Salt-N-Pepa, The Bobby Brown Story, The New Edition Story). Robert Teitel and George Tillman, Jr. for State Street Pictures (The Hate U Give, The Barbershop Franchise, Men of Honor, Notorious, Soul Food) will produce with Lawrence Mott executive producing.

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