According to Variety, Miramax Films and producer Marc Platt have tapped Jenny Lumet to pen This Strange Thing Called Prom.

Film to be based on Brooke Hauser's New York Times article that examines the experiences of some immigrant students as they help put together and attend a senior prom at the Intl. High School in Brooklyn.

The original article looked some students from very different areas like Senegal, Venezuela, Tibet, Haiti, Poland and Gabon. It showed how they were effected by the "ritual" of prom.

Evan Jacobs