Jeff Rice and Jeff Most are teaming with Lawrence Spagnola to bring the story of Holocaust hero Irena Sendler to the big screen.

The Hollywood Reporter notes Sendler was a Polish social worker who, during World War II, was part of the Polish underground where she helped save about 2,500 Jewish children by smuggling them out of the Warsaw ghetto. She kept track of them, as well as their original and new identities, with names hidden in jars. Sendler, a Catholic, was arrested in 1943 by the Gestapo, tortured and sentenced to death but was saved on the way to her execution; she then continued her work while in hiding.

Spagnola is writing the script; producers intend to take it out to studios after a preliminary draft is completed.