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Naomi Watts to star in ‘Same’

The Bureau will finance film

Naomi Watts is attached to star in the adaptation of “We Are All the Same” for the Bureau of Moving Pictures.

“Hotel Rwanda” co-writer Keir Pearson is adapting the story of Gail Johnson, a white South African woman who adopted a black child with AIDS, then traveled the world with the child to raise awareness about his plight. “Nightline” correspondent Jim Wooten wrote the tome, published by Penguin in late 2004.

Marty Adelstein and Scott Nemes are producing with Andrew Meieran and Matthew Tabak from the Bureau. The Bureau is financing.

“It’s one of those passion projects that you hope you become involved in,” Nemes said.

Watts next appears in “Eastern Promises,” a Focus thriller directed by David Cronenberg.

Adelstein and Nemes are producing “Hanna,” another Focus project.

Meieran is a film financier with real estate concerns.

CAA reps Watts; Endeavor reps the Bureau and Pearson.

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