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Siân Heder to Direct Memoir Adaptation on Disability Rights Activist Judith Heumann for Apple

1 day ago   |   By The Wrap

Apple has acquired the rights to “Being Heumann,” a memoir about the life of disability rights activist Judith Heumann. And the studio has set “CODA” director Siân Heder to both write and direct the film adaptation.
Ali Stroker will star in the film as Heumann, who worked in the State Department in the Clinton and Obama administrations and led disability rights into the mainstream, and she also appeared in the documentary “Crip Camp.” Stroker is the first actress to appear on Broadway to use a wheelchair for mobility and to be nominated for a Tony Award.
Siân Heder will also produce “Being...
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Apple Taps ‘CODA's Siân Heder To Helm & Write Judy Heumann's Memoir ‘Being Heumann'; ‘Oklahoma' Tony Winner Ali Stroker Eyed To Star

1 day ago   |   By Deadline

EXCLUSIVE: Apple Original Films has landed rights to a package based on Judy Heumann's bestselling memoir Being Heumann. 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. Ali Stroker, the first actress who uses a wheelchair...
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