Freida Pinto to Star as Huma Abedin
India-West News Desk
LOS ANGELES, CA – Indian American actress Freida Pinto, according to Deadline, will play the role of Hillary Clinton’s close advisor Huma Abedin in a new TV series.
Pinto, 37, is currently developing the project, an adaptation of Abedin’s best-selling memoir ‘Both/And,’ through her production company Freebird Films.
“We thought we knew Huma’s story – the woman behind the scenes, and then reluctantly in front of the camera when her own life hit the news. Then, we read her memoir and were stunned by her candor, generosity, warmth, intelligence, and the way that her childhood, faith, and family have so authentically woven through her whole life,” Pinto said in a statement. “Huma’s story is both extraordinary and immediately relatable, timely and relevant to so many of us. Freebird Films is so honored to be able to work with our partners at One and Huma to bring her story to television. Stories like this – of powerful, everyday superheroes among us are what drives our work at Freebird Films and playing Huma in this series will be such an honor for me.”
Abedin works as Hillary’s Chief of Staff. She has been in the news for dating actor Bradley Cooper.