ABC picks up ‘Exodus’

Fitzgerald to pen from Holly novel

ABC has picked up the three-hour telepic “Exodus 1947” from writer Benedict Fitzgerald, who will adapt the screenplay from David Holly’s book of the same name.

Marshall Herskovitz and Ed Zwick’s Bedford Falls will exec produce in association with City Entertainment’s Joshua Maurer and Arnon Milchan’s Regency TV.

Based on a true story, “Exodus 1947” follows a group of Americans who secretly took 4,500 Holocaust survivors and attempted to bring them to Palestine despite Britain’s blockade.

Fitzgerald, whose other credits include adaptations of “Moby Dick” and “In Cold Blood,” is repped by Irv Schwartz at AMG/Renaissance.

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