A man who went viral for accidentally being invited to a family’s Thanksgiving dinner celebrated the holiday with them for the sixth year in a row - and the heartwarming story is to be made into a Netflix film.
The film aptly titled The Thanksgiving Text already has Abdul Williams on board (Salt-N-Pepa, The Bobby Brown Story) writing the screenplay, but a director and cast have not yet been confirmed, Deadline reported.
Producers on the upcoming film include Robert Teitel and George Tillman, Jr. for State Street Pictures, a company whose slate includes The Hate U Give, The Barbershop Franchise and Men of Honor. Lawrence Mott is set to executive produce the movie.
The unlikely friendship began when 22-year-old Jamal Hinton, from Arizona, US received a text from an unknown number in 2016, inviting him to Thanksgiving dinner.