Salma Hayek to Get Political in New Film 'The Septembers of Shiraz'

Salma Hayek at 2013 BAFTA LA Jaguar Britannia Awards
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Salma Hayek is gearing up to star in the upcoming thriller, The Septembers of Shiraz, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

The Septembers of Shiraz is the film adaptation of a novel by Dalia Sofer.

Based on real-life events, The Septembers of Shiraz tells the story of a Jewish family caught in the Islamic revolution in 1981 Iran. It centers on an imprisoned gem dealer, his despairing wife, their daughter and their son -- who lives in New York -- as they try to escape the deadly tyranny.

Hayek is set to play the wife in this political thriller. Filming is scheduled to begin in April.