Israeli film about women soldiers to be made into American TV series


JERUSALEM (JTA) — An Israeli film about women serving in the Israeli army will be adapted into a U.S. television series.

“Zero Motivation” will be remade into a comedy-drama by BBC America in conjunction with American actress and comedian Amy Poehler’s production company, Paper Kite Productions, Variety magazine reported.

The successful 2014 film, which was directed by the Israeli filmmaker Talya Lavie, won two awards at the Tribeca Film Festival and was nominated for 12 Ophir Awards, Israel’s equivalent of the Oscars, winning six of them.

The TV rights were bought by Poehler, a former star of “Saturday Night Live,” and Natasha Lyonne, who stars in  the hit Netflix series “Orange is the New Black” and is the daughter of Holocaust survivors.

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