Netflix Has Given Green Signal To The Movie Based On Grandma Who Accidentally Invited Stranger For Thanksgiving Dinner 


The internet favorite grandma who invited a stranger for Thanksgiving dinner mistaking him for her grandson is now getting a movie for herself. Netflix has given a green signal to document the happy event in a movie format. The Arizona grandma has become an internet favorite when the story about her mistakenly inviting someone for Thanksgiving went viral on the internet.

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The story goes like this – Dench, the grandmother, sent a text message to the wrong number about the Thanksgiving dinner. She thought that she sent the message to her grandson. But the message was received by a then-teenager Jamal Hinton – a high school senior.  After the exchange of a few confusing texts, everything became clear that it was a mistake.

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However, Hinton asked if the dinner invitation was still on, to which Wanda Dench promptly replied, Of course, you can. That’s what grandma’s do … Feed everyone.” Since the happy mistake, it has become a tradition for the duo to have thanksgiving dinner together. It has continued for six years now.  The happy incident that turned into an unlikely friendship and a holiday tradition became viral on the internet.

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Now Netflix has decided to make a movie about it.  Named “The Thanksgiving Text” the movie will recount the whole incident. In a statement, Dench and Hinton 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.

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We are so blessed to find a genuine friendship brought together by God from a mistaken text message.” The ‘Lottery Ticket’ fame Abdul Williams will be writing the screenplay, while Lawrence Mott will be the executive producer. However, the cast and the director are not decided yet.