Date: 3rd November 2017
Game of Thrones and X-Men star Sophie Turner has signed on to produce and star in Girl Who Fell From the Sky, an adaptation of Juliane Koepcke’s book When I Fell From the Sky, which is being written and directed by Stan Brooks (Perfect Sisters).
The film will see Turner playing Koepcke, a 17-year-old girl who was traveling on a flight to Peru with her mother on Christmas Eve in 1971 when the plane was struck by lightning. The plane was incinerated, and Koepcke was ejected from the wreckage, falling 10,000 feet still strapped to her seat with the canopy of the Amazon rain forest breaking her fall and saving her life. She then endured an 11-day fight for survival in the treacherous Amazon jungle, hundreds of miles from civilization.
Source: Press Release