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Two of the filmmakers behind the Oscar-winning Monster are teaming up to tell another story with a female protagonist — but this one is, shall we say, a little different from that of serial killer Aileen Wuornos. In Decoding Annie Parker, producer Clark Peterson (pictured at right) and cinematographer Steven Bernstein will tell the story of the woman who first believed there could be a breast cancer gene.

Parker, a real-life cancer patient, thought her disease could have a genetic link, but her doctors dismissed her concerns; later, though, researchers would go on to discover the BRCA genes, which are associated with breast cancer. The story will focus both on Parker and on the researchers working to isolate the gene.

Interestingly, the script was written not by an established screenwriter but by a doctor, who knew about Parker's story through his medical work.

The subject matter sounds tricky to make into a compelling movie, but if it's done well, I'd definitely check it out. I hadn't heard about Parker before this, but now I'm intrigued by her story. What about you?

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kscincotta kscincotta 7 years
Very intrigued. I hope they do well with this!
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