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Netflix Appointed Netflix Haifaa Al-Mansour For Adapting ‘The Selection’ Novel

We are living in a time where women are finally being rewarded for all the hardwork they put in their work, and one such example is Saudi Arabia’s first women filmmaker who is working on a project with Netflix.

Haifaa Al-Mansour is Saudi Arabia’s first female filmmaker, and she is currently working on adapting “The Selection” into a Netflix Film.

“The Selection” is a novel written by Kiera Cass, that revolves around an American singer a girl with big dreams, she and other women are moved to a palace where they need to win over the prince. The novel was a huge success, and we hope the movie is as fantastic as the novel.

We have Margaret French Isaac, with Denise Di Novi and Pouya Shahbazian as the executive producers.


Haifaa Al-Mansour, in a statement, said that she is very excited for the adaptation of this novel and fans are very thrilled for the project as well, she is grateful to Netflix as they have been a great support during the whole journey.

This adaptation will be Haifaa Al-Mansour’s second project with Netflix as back in 2018; she directed “Nappily Ever After” for them, which was a huge success.

Haifaa Al-Mansour has done some tremendous work, including “Wadja,” which was the first movie filmed entirely in Saudi Arabia. She also directed “Mary Shelley” and “The Perfect Candidate.”

The Selection was previously going to be made into a series for the CW, but the plan was dropped when Warner Bros got the film rights two years after this conflict.

We do not have any information on the release date for the movie as no offical announcements have been made by Netflix.

We will keep you updated on more news about the movie as and when we get them.

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Kane Dane

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