Critically acclaimed documentary Three Identical Strangers is set to be adapted into a feature film.
London-based Raw, who originally produced the documentary, is partnering up with Film4 and Sidney Kimmel Entertainment (SKE) for the major project.
Three Identical Strangers is a 2018 documentary film directed by British filmmaker Tim Wardle examining the lives of a set of triplets who were separated at a young age and adopted by three separate families. The separation was done as part of a scientific experiment to track the development of triplets raised in differing circumstances. None of the families involved were informed that their children were triplets but the brothers discovered each other at the age of 19.
Upon release, the documentary made a huge splash at the Sundance Film Festival where it won the ‘U.S. Documentary Special Jury Award for Storytelling’ and went on to $3million at the box office.
“Robert, David and Eddy’s extraordinary story made a huge impact on me when I saw ‘Three Identical Strangers’ at Sundance,” Film4 chief Daniel Battsek said in the statement. “We were all struck by its dramatic potential and look forward to the challenge of capturing the emotion and revelations of the triplets’ journey.”
“This is an incredible series of true events that naturally lends itself to a narrative telling, and we are delighted to be working with SKE and Film4 to bring Robert, David and Eddy’s story to the widest audience possible,” Katherine Butler of Raw added.
“We are delighted and honoured to partner with such a talented and creative team. We trust that they will treat our story with respect and create an amazing dramatic version of our lives,” Shafran and Kellman also added.