Harden’s bio tells the story of Shin Dong-hyuk, who escaped from the North Korean prison camp in which he was born and raised. After 23 years of enslaved within the camp, Shin fled to freedom in the U.S.
“No one has endured more than Shin. His ultimate triumph is a testament to the human spirit,” said exec producer Howard Braunstein. “I am honored to produce a movie about him.”
A writer has not yet been attached to the project.
Braunstein has a history of transforming books into pics. Past titles include “The Informant!,” Lifetime’s “The Memory Keeper’s Daughter” and USA’s “Certain Prey.” Braunstein also exec produces Lifetime skein “The Client List.”