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Film rights to Uzma Jalaluddin's Ayesha at Last acquired by Pascal Pictures

The production company was also behind the films Spider-Man: Homecoming and Molly's Game.

The production company was also behind the films Spider-Man: Homecoming and Molly's Game.

Uzma Jalaluddin is the author of Ayesha At Last. (Andrea Stenson, HarperCollins Canada)

The film rights to Uzma Jalaluddin's young adult novel Ayesha at Last have been sold to Pascal Pictures, the production company behind blockbusters like the Ghostbusters reboot, Spider-Man: Homecoming, The Post and Molly's Game, Deadline reports.

Ayesha at Last tells the story of Ayesha Shamsi, a young Muslim teacher in Toronto who puts her dreams of writing poetry aside in order to focus on paying off her debts to her uncle. When Ayesha meets a handsome young man named Khalid, she's put off by how judgmental he is, but can't quite get him out of her mind. Things get complicated when Khalid becomes engaged to her fun-loving younger cousin Hafsa.

Jalaluddin tweeted that she was "Thrilled, reeling, so excited" by the news. 

Ayesha at Last is her first book.

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