UNVEILED is one woman’s story of a decade, 1973 to 1983, in Saudi Arabia, Egypt, and Israel. During these years, the lead character, Catherine Turner, experiences events that resonate in her own life and change it forever. I want to get the script to CHARLIZE THERON. She or ANN HATHAWAY would be a great choice to play Catherine.
1976. American engineers' townhouse compound in Wadi Hanifa, just outside Riyadh. The Saudi royal palace of (at that time) Prince Fahd is high on the cliff above us. Each day as we drove out and into Riyadh, we passed a small village where a smiling little girl with her goats ran along side our car and waved to us. Those moments are burned into my memory. I was compelled to paint some of them and to write this script together with my lifelong friend Shelvy Snead.
"I COULD NOT PUT THE SCRIPT DOWN UNTIL I FINISHED IT. THEN I CRIED FOR THIRTY MINUTES. I'VE NEVER READ ANYTHING LIKE IT. BRAVO!"
FOURTEEN YEAR OLD READER'S REACTION: "I JUST LOVED IT. MY FAVORITE CHARACTER IS BRAVE HASSA! AS FOR CATHERINE, THE ONLY PERSON TO PLAY HER IS ANN HATHAWAY!"
PATRICIA CLARK TAYLOR: "It took me six years to write "Unveiled." It's a uniquely complex story of life, love, and overpowering global events. Now that it's completed, here's what I love about it: WITH INCREDIBLE MUSIC, I ENVISION IT AS AN AMAZING MUSICAL...NOT ENTIRELY UNLIKE "LES MISERABLES."
I believe, presents a huge opportunity to create a sweeping, breathtaking,
blockbuster film of historic proportions that accurately portrays the
characters. I published my book, Unveilings
in 2006, and then attended BookExpo America in Washington, D. C. At that time, History Channel producer Tom
Yaroschuk spoke with me at my booth about the book, then later phoned me at my
home. He wanted to write a script. Later, he called once more to say he could
not write it because he could not write the dialogue. I realized then that I must write it; my
co-writer, Shelvy Snead, has seen me through this task.
I would like to send the
script to you
I was inspired to
write “Unveiled” years ago after viewing “Beyond Borders.” That movie motivated me to dig into boxes of
old photographs and hand written notes from my earlier life in Europe and the
Middle East when the 1973 Arab Oil Embargo, the Yom Kippur War, and President
Sadat’s visit to the Israeli Knesset were followed by President Carter’s Camp
David Peace Accords. The world changed
during that historic time, and my life changed with it. Now, Shelvy Snead and I have created an
international action drama with a touch of “Beyond Borders” and “The English
RIYADH, SAUDI ARABIA
WE LANDED IN THE DARK OF NIGHT AND AWOKE TO A
STRANGE NEW LAND.
WE BEGAN OUR NEW JOURNEY IN THE MIDDLE OF THE
BEHIND HIGH WALLS.
MY ENGINEER HUSBAND, WAS FREED BY HIS WORK.
LEFT TO FIND MY OWN WAY OUT. …
AND SO I DID...
I learned that our actions have consequences that reverberate
far into the future.
What we sow is what we reap.
It's a law of nature and a universal law.
ACROSS ROLLING DESERT SANDS...
BEYOND QUAINT DESERT VILLAGES...
I TRAVELED ON...
TO TEL AVIV
TO CAPITOL HILL
AND TO PEOPLE AND PLACES BEYOND...
IN AN AGE OF PETROLEUM.
We can easily forgive a child who is afraid of the dark; the real tragedy of
life is when men are afraid of the light. ~ Plato