‘Slumdog Millionaire’ actor Freida Pinto, will soon be seen portraying the role of Hilary Clinton’s top aide and longtime advisor Huma Abedin, in her upcoming TV series. The yet-to-be-named show will be an adaptation of Abedin’s New York Times bestselling memoir, Both/And: A Life in Many Worlds, as per a report by Deadline.
Pinto will also executive produce the series alongside Abedin, through her production company, Freebird Films.
Both/And: A Life in Many Worlds, published in 2021, explores Abedin’s journey in her own words. It documents her success throughout her various political endeavors. Beginning with her upbringing in Saudi Arabia, moving on to securing an internship at Hilary Clinton’s office and ultimately rose to the position of Clinton’s top aide advisor.
The memoir also delves into the topic of her ex-husband, Anthony Weiner’s sexting scandal, which derailed Clinton’s 2016 presidential campaign.
Taking to Twitter, Abedin shared the announcement of the upcoming series and wrote, “When I first saw Freida Pinto on screen, she blew me away with her talent. I am so thrilled she will be bringing my story to life on TV!”
Pinto was recently seen in Emma Jones’ directorial, ‘Mr Malcom’s List’ alongside Theo James, which was released on 1st July.