Australian actress Rose Byrne will play New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern in the movie “They Are Us”.
“They Are Us” will take place in March 2019, the week after the deadly terrorist attacks on two mosques in Christchurch by a white supremacist. It will follow how Ardern helped rally the government and citizens behind her message of compassion and unity and ban assault rifles in New Zealand.
The title of the movie comes from Ardern’s powerful speech describing the victims of the attack.
The movie is written and directed by “Kiwi “director Andrew Niccol, who created the screenplay by consulting several members of the mosques affected by the tragedy.
It is being produced by Ayman Jamal, Stewart Till, Niccol, and Philippa Campbell. Production will take place in New Zealand.
Byrne will also be seen in Apple’s TV Plus series “Physical,”.
The series is set in the world of aerobics and features the actress playing Sheila, a housewife in leotards.
“Physical” is directed by Craig Gillespie, Liza Johnson, and Stephanie Laing. It is created by Annie Weisman and is set to premiere globally on June 18 on Apple TV+.