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Lion­s­gate is de­vel­op­ing Bri­tish World War II book “How the Girl Guides Won the War” with “La La Land” pro­ducer Marc Platt on board.

The stu­dio is also in talk with Walden Me­dia to come on as a pro­ducer. It also hired “Ev­ery­thing, Ev­ery­thing” screen­writer J. Mills Good­loe to adapt the script from Janie Hamp­ton’s book, pub­lished in 2011.

The Girl Guides were founded in the early 20th Cen­tury by Lord Baden-Pow­ell and his sis­ter in the UK shortly af­ter he had founded the Boy Scouts. Hamp­ton ex­plores how the Guides’ work was cru­cial to Bri­tain’s vic­tory in the war through keep­ing up morale in bomb shel­ters, demon­strat­ing “blitz cook­ing” with emer­gency ovens made from the bricks of bombed houses, grow­ing food, knit­ting, dig­ging shel­ters, pro­vid­ing First Aid and as­sist­ing chil­dren who were forced to flee their city homes. (RTRS)

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