LOS ANGELES, Sept. 1, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Douglas Lowell's Grandiosity Films has optioned To War With Whitaker, the best selling diary of Hermione Countess of Ranfurly.
"We're thrilled to option Lady Ranfurly's diary," says Lowell. "It is such an extraordinary love story of romance, intrigue and adventure."
The now celebrated Lady Ranfurly had followed her husband into war accompanied by her butler, Whitaker and her parrot, Coco.
Desperate not to be separated from her husband during the war as she was as a child from her father during World War I, Lady Ranfurly followed Lord Ranfurly into the Middle East where he was stationed and tried to find employment as a secretary or driver.
On the eve of war, however, the British military authorities changed their policy and concluded that wives could no longer live in the same theatre and ordered Lady Ranfurly and other illegal wives as they had become known, evacuated.
"We are so pleased that To War With Whitaker has been optioned," says Lady Caroline Simmonds, the Ranfurlys' daughter. "Doug has done a wonderful job with the script and we're very excited for a movie to be made."
"Lady Ranfurly was well ahead of her time," notes Lowell. "She had a boundless pluck, resolve and commitment. To go from being deported as an illegal wife to become the executive assistant to the leading general in the Middle East where she had greater access than any other woman in the theatre took incredible ingenuity."
Lord Ranfurly was captured by the Italians in North Africa and sent to prison in Italy. He escaped the prison after the Allied invasion of Italy and tried to meet up with Lady Ranfurly who was back in Cairo at the center of Command where the invasion of Italy was planned.
Grandiosity Films is also producing The Five Sullivans starring emerging country star, Kerry Degman and the George Jackson story from Paul Liberatore's The Road to Hell.
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