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Tony Krantz’s Flame Ventures has partnered with Origin Entertainment and The Mother Teresa Center on “I Thirst,” the first-ever authorized biopic of Mother Teresa, which will be written by Oscar-nominated screenwriter Keir Pearson (“Hotel Rwanda”), it was announced Thursday. “Keir’s presentation and his Oscar nominated script of ‘Hotel Rwanda’ and his sensitive script for ‘Chavez’ (the upcoming movie about Cesar Chavez) made him the perfect choice,” explained Krantz. “’I Thirst’ is the first and only authorized film about the life of Mother Teresa on the big screen. We couldn’t be more excited for this movie about a woman who stood for. »

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