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    Wed, 22 Oct 2008 14:57:03

    Anna Paquin Joins Hallmark Hall of Fame - In historically-themed TV movie

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    Anna Paquin, who is generating critical praise as Sookie in HBO's new hit vampire series True Blood, will star in The Irena Sendler Story, a Hallmark Hall of Fame TV movie for CBS.

    Paquin will portray the title role of Sendler, a Polish woman who risked her own life to save thousands of Jewish children during the atrocities of World War II. Sendler was a Nobel Peace Prize Nominee and she passed away in May of this year, at the age of 98. The film will go into production next month in Latvia and will premiere in April. John Kent Harrison wrote the script, which is based on the book Mother of the Children of the Holocaust: The Irena Sendler Story, and will direct.

    —The ARTISTdirect Staff

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