Cyrus Nowrasteh to Write, Direct Feature on Heroic Russian Activist
Cyrus Nowrasteh, the creative mind behind The Stoning of Soraya M. and The Path to 9/11, will be bringing the life of a famed Russian activist to the big screen.
Nowrasteh will write and direct a film based on Soviet dissident and Nobel Prize-winning author Alexander Solzhenitsyn.
“It’s a privilege to tell the courageous story of Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn,” said the director. “Millions suffered and died in the Soviet labor camps. As a survivor, he resolved to tell the world about it. The power of his pen, despite the suppression of his work and every effort to silence his voice, helped bring about the downfall of one of the greatest tyrannies mankind has ever known.”
Nowrasteh previously directed The Day Reagan Was Shot and is prepping the adaptation of author Anne Rice's Christ the Lord for a tentative 2014 release.
The Path to 9/11, which found fault with both the Clinton and Bush administrations in the years before 9/11, remains unavailable on home video.