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Freida Pinto to Star in 'Spy Princess' Limited Series

Freida Pinto to Star in 'Spy Princess' Limited Series

Freida Pinto will be starring in the upcoming limited series Spy Princess!

The 36-year-old actress, best known for her breakout role in Slumdog Millionaire, will also executive produce the series, which is based on the book “Spy Princess: The Life of Noor Inayat Khan” by Shrabani Basu.

Writer Olivia Hetreed will write the series and Basu will be a consultant on the series, according to Deadline.

Spy Princess will tell the true story of Noor Inayat Khan, who “was the first female wireless operator sent into occupied France in 1943 – a role with a life expectancy of just six weeks.”

Freida said in a statement, “She was a fierce and amazing woman, the most unlikely heroine of World War 2. Sending women to the front line is controversial even now. Then it was unthinkable. Sending a Sufi mystic, who won’t use a gun, daughter of a long-haired Indian Guru who preaches love and peace – ridiculous! But Noor thrives, not in spite of her differences, but because of them. Her struggle to reconcile her values with the desire to find her own path and with her complex sense of duty, is something I am so excited to explore and to recreate.”

Most recently, Freida starred in a new movie that is streaming on Netflix now.

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