Netflix’s Upcoming ‘The Thanksgiving Text’ Movie Will Tell Story of Grandma Who Accidentally Invited Stranger to Dinnerjessie tan
Netflix is turning a viral Thanksgiving story into an upcoming holiday movie.
The Thanksgiving Text will follow the true story of Wanda Dench, a grandmother who accidentally sent a text with a Thanksgiving invitation to Jamal Hinton, who was a high school senior at the time.
Wanda thought she was texting her grandchild, but she sent a text to the wrong number. When Jamal got the text, he informed Wanda that she’s not his grandmother, but jokingly asked to get a plate at her Thanksgiving dinner anyway.
“Of course you can. That’s what grandma’s do … Feed everyone,” she replied.
Wanda and Jamal have spent every Thanksgiving together since that moment happened in 2016 and followers have grown to love their story.
The pair released a statement and said, “We are excited to share our story with the world. We hope it inspires more people to reach out and make connections that they wouldn’t ordinarily make. We are so blessed to find a genuine friendship brought together by God from a mistaken text message.”
The screenplay for The Thanksgiving Text will be written by Abdul Williams, who previously wrote Salt-N-Pepa and The Bobby Brown Story, according to Variety.
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Looking forward to getting together with family and friends for Thanksgiving. Jamal said he’ll bring the pumpkin pie. pic.twitter.com/KQO9P8WMTZ
— Wanda D (@wandadench) November 25, 2021