Imagine having a twin and them being so special that they were the only one you communicated with. That was the bond of Wales twins Jennifer and June Gibbons known as the, “Silent Twins”.
The twins eventually turned to crime even though they’d been writing works of fiction, but why?
The girls were the only black students in their class during childhood where they were often shut out. Could this traumatizing moment have shaped them?
The twins spent 11 years in Broadmore Hospital.
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The details on the story are very loose as of now. Casting is taking place and it has been said the drama will began shooting in April.
Will we be seeing Letitia Wright as the Gibbons twins? Or will she play some other very significant role?
Letitia Wright played the Role of Shuri in Marvel’s Black Panther, directed by Ryan Coogler.
Since her most known role so far, Wright can be recognized for her work in an episode of ‘Black Mirror’ on Netflix.
Wright has a film coming out this year called ‘Death of the Nile’, which is an American mystery thriller based on a book of the same name.
Principal photography began in early 2019 and wrapped in December 2019. The film is currently in post-production and is expected to hit the screens on October 9, 2020.
“If this is true I am going to lose it. I have been wondering about this since I was a little girl,” said one twitter user after retweeting a post indicating Wright will star in the story about the twins.
The ‘Silent Twins’ film will actually be based on investigative journalist Marjorie Wallace’s 1986 Television drama series of the same name. The true story about the twins was well received, although it used different names in the story.
Jennifer Gibbons died in 1993, but before her death the twins already had a pact in place that the surviving twin would have to live a normal life and speak again.
This is a story that many have been waiting to see on the big screen. There has also been a documentary about the twins, but many seem to be excited to see a narrative film on the Gibbons.
June is still alive today and has given interviews on their story, although, she wants to leave it all in the past.
Twitter users are definitely interested in this tale and will surely be invested when it drops. One user said, “YouTube put me on to this story. The Gibbons twins were subjected to severe racism and bullying. Psychiatrists (back then) did not know how to treat two black girls with behavioral issues. Letitia definitely has the range. This role will certainly highlight that.”
Will you be waiting for this thrilling tale?