“We are excited to share our story with the world,” Dench and Hinton said in a joint statement provided by Netflix. “We hope it inspires more people to reach out and make connections that they wouldn’t ordinarily make. We are so blessed to find a genuine friendship brought together by God from a mistaken text message.”
Hinton also shared the news on Instagram, writing “We thank every single one of you for your love and support in our journey the last 6 years. We can’t wait to tell our story on the big screen!”
Abdul Williams is attached to write the film, with Robert Teitel and George Tillman, Jr. producing the project for State Street Pictures.