Academy award-winning studio, Vendôme Pictures (CODA) announced today that they have acquired the remake rights to produce a scripted adaptation of the award-winning human rights documentary A Fire Within.
A Fire Within recounts the shocking story of Ethiopian refugee Edgegayehu “Edge” Taye, a torture survivor who flees to the U.S. and then discovers that her former torturer is living there and working alongside her at her new job in a midtown Atlanta hotel. The feature documentary follows Taye’s thrilling attempt, along with two other Ethiopian women, to bring her torturer to justice in America. Directed by Christopher Chambers (Aram, Aram), A Fire Within has won several awards on the film festival circuit after premiering at the Atlanta Film Festival, where it won the Audience Award for Best Documentary.
Vendôme Pictures will develop and package, with Philippe Rousselet and Fabrice Gianfermi producing with Liya Kebede (Desert Flower) and Christopher Chambers attached to executive produce. Josh Ludmir at Greenberg Traurig negotiated the deal on behalf of FMRL Media and Chambers, with Emmanuelle Berdugo and Jacqueline Eckhouse at Sloss Eckhouse Dasti Haynes on behalf of Vendôme Pictures.