A woman’s story is rarely told in movies, and her life changed forever.
In the film The Hustles, starring Charlize Theron, a 19-year-old woman’s body is raped and then buried in a swamp.
The story has been told and retold for more than two decades in movies like Gone with the Wind, The Manchurian Candidate and the new film The Man in the High Castle.
Now, filmmaker and activist Jennifer Lee is bringing the story to life in a new film called The Hustler, based on a book by author, journalist and filmmaker Ken Burns.
Lee said she wanted to bring the story of the woman who became a national icon to life.
“It’s such a fascinating story, and I wanted to make it into a film,” Lee said.
The film, which will be released in 2017, will tell the story through the eyes of the victim.
Lee and Burns, who is the founder of the National Film Registry, have been working on the project for years.
The Hustlers is based on the book, which was first published in 1989 and has since been reissued.
In 1999, Lee wrote a novel about the life of Jane Austen and the other famous female writers, including Emma Smith, Harriet Beecher Stowe and Elizabeth Bowen.
The book won the National Book Award for fiction.
The movie will feature an original score by composer Stephen Schwartz, who also wrote the music for the TV series Lost.
“I have a lot of fond memories of reading the Austen novels,” Lee, 51, said in a video announcing the project.
“Jane Austen, for example, was such a prolific writer and writer of poetry, and she wrote stories that are deeply personal and true.”
Lee said the book will also feature new information about the woman’s rape and the story behind it.
“She was just a young woman, a teenager, and that was the point of her story,” Lee explained.
“The movie will tell her story and also help to make sure that she is a victim and not just a perpetrator of a crime.
The fact that she had this rape and didn’t want to be believed, she was so strong and she was brave.”
Lee and co-director of the film, writer/producer John Ridley, had a lot to say about how the rape of a young, white woman affected the lives of black and Latino women.
“We want to tell a story about the rape and about how that can happen and how we can make sure people can come forward and be heard,” Lee told CNN.
“This is not about us as black women or as women of color, but about all of us.
We need to be heard, and we need to know the truth.”
The film is the latest project by Lee and Ridley, who have both worked on movies including the hit documentary The Butler.
The director of The Hustls, Lee said, has been the inspiration for her to take on this project.
“We were sitting in the office one day and he said, ‘What if a white woman were to be raped?’
I was like, ‘No, that would never happen,'” Lee said of her mentor.
“That’s how inspired I was to take the story and make it my own.”
The Hustling was made into a feature film in 1999.
The National Film Institute designated it as the second-best film of all time, after Gone With the Wind.
Lee, who now lives in San Francisco, said that she’s working on a new feature, which is in development, about the film’s production.
The documentary will include interviews with some of the original participants.
Lee was honored as the winner of the 2016 Sundance Film Festival’s Grand Jury Prize for Documentary Feature for her documentary The Hustlings, which premiered in November.
Lee will be in New York City on April 15 to receive the National Society of Film Critics Award.
“They are both wonderful people,” Lee added.
“And it’s such an honor to be able to be with them again.”
Lee, a native of Virginia, said she hopes to continue to bring her film to the world.
“My goal is to be in all these places, and if I can make a film, that will be really cool, and they will have seen me,” Lee quipped.