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‘Barry’ Writer-Producer Jason Kim Adapting NY Times Story About Grandmothers Returning To School In South Korea For Cj & Anonymous Content

‘Barry’ Writer-Producer Jason Kim Adapting NY Times Story About Grandmothers Returning To School In South Korea For Cj & Anonymous Content

Exclusive: Deadline has learned that Parasite studio Cj Entertainment and Anonymous Content are teaming for a feature adaptation of Choe Sang-Hun’s inspiring April 2019 New York Times inspiring story “Running Out of Children, a South Korea School Enrolls Illiterate Grandmothers,” about grandmothers who returned to school in South Korea to fill classrooms.

Korea-born writer and producer Jason Kim, whose credits include HBO’s Barry and Girls and the Netflix series Love, will adapt. Kim received a WGA Award and was nominated for an Emmy, PGA, and the NAACP Image Award for his work on Barry. He is repped by Wme and Gang, Tyre, Ramer, Brown & Passman.

Choe’s story details how, amidst plummeting birth rates in South Korea and the emptying of rural schools, one school, in an effort to fill its classrooms, opened its doors to women who have for decades dreamed of learning to read.

Cj Entertainment optioned

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