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Helen Mirren to star in Gaza drama

'Queen' star, producer reunite

LONDON — Helen Mirren may be swapping Buckingham Palace for the Gaza Strip for her next leading role. The thesp is attached to star as a Jewish woman whose journo daughter falls in love with a Palestinian and is shot dead.

Untitled pic is being produced by Left Bank Pictures, the new shingle set up by Andrew Harries, producer of Mirren starrer “The Queen.” Harries was formerly ITV Productions’ controller of drama, comedy and film.

Plans to lens in Gaza have been shelved following the kidnapping of BBC journo Alan Johnson and general lack of security in the troubled territory. Producers will likely move production to neighboring Jordan, which has attracted a clutch of high-profile projects of late, including Iraq-set features from Nick Broomfield (“Bridge to Haditha”); Brian De Palma (“Redacted”); and Kathryn Bigelow (“The Hurt Locker”).

The project will be helmed by Philip Martin and scripted by Frank Deasy, who previously worked with Mirren on the acclaimed TV skein “Prime Suspect.”

“The project is still in development but it is a serious proposition,” said a Left Bank spokesperson.

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