Randa Abdel-Fattah’s 2005 young-adult novel Does My Head Look Big in This? (Pan) is being adapted into a film. The screenplay will be written by Abdel-Fattah and producer David Curzon (Swing Wing). Also working on the project are author Melinda Marchetta as a story consultant and The Sapphires screenwriter Keith Thompson as a supporting editor.
Published 10 years ago, Abdel-Fattah’s book follows 17-year-old Australian-Palestinian-Muslim Amal Abdel-Hakim as she deals with her ‘various identity hyphens’ and decision to wear a headscarf full-time. It expands on her essay ‘Of Middle Eastern Appearance’ from Griffith Review: Divided Nation.