Magazine article Screen International

Marc Webb, Nick Hornby Unite on Condé Nast Drama 'This above All'

Magazine article Screen International

Marc Webb, Nick Hornby Unite on Condé Nast Drama 'This above All'

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River Road to finance; Reese Witherspoon and Bruna Papandrea among producers.

Marc Webb will direct and Nick Hornby will write This Above All for Condé Nast about Megan Phelps-Roper, the Westboro Baptist Church acolyte who turned her back on the institution her grandfather founded.

The film is being adapted from an article in Condé Nast’s The New Yorker by Adrian Chen and Phelps-Roper’s upcoming memoir.

Dawn Ostroff and Jeremy Steckler of Condé Nast Entertainment (CNÉ) will produce with Reese Witherspoon and Bruna Papandrea for Made Up Stories, Webb, and River Road Entertainment’s Bill Pohlad. River Road will finance.

Phelps-Roper is the granddaughter of Fred Phelps, founder of the Westboro Baptist Church, and became a social media firebrand who would decry anything that flew in the face of her religious beliefs, from cultural events to funerals.

When her online arguments with other Twitter users led to question her values, she left the church to become a social media activist lobbying against hate and division. …

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