Aussie actress Tammin Sursok is reportedly set to play burns survivor Turia Pitt in a freshly announced biopic.
The Home & Away star told Stellar magazine that she’s enlisted the help of her director husband Sean McEwen for the inspiring project.
Sursock recalled watching the athlete’s interview with A Current Affair at her Los Angeles home, and said to her partner, “Why don’t we make her into a movie?”
Tammin, who suffered two consecutive miscarriages before the birth of her second daughter Lennon, said Turia’s journey inspired her to be more resilient.
“I had a very tough time with my miscarriages and I remember feeling so inspired by Turia and what she experienced. To be able to transcend that with grace and fortitude… and she has so much gratitude. I thought, ‘I need to be more like her’.”
She continued: “Then I turned to Sean and said, ‘Why don’t we make her into a movie?'”
Tammin and Sean have signed off on the film, and production will commence in Sydney next year.