By Margeaux Watson
Updated February 10, 2009 at 09:29 PM EST

Although he’s best known for helming comedies like Austin Powers and Meet the Parents, director Jay Roach’s next project is no laughing matter. He’s producing a dramatic feature film inspired by a Pakistani rape victim named Mukhtar Mai, who waged a legal battle against her assailants and the criminal justice system that sanctioned the attack, reports Variety. The movie will be written and directed by Katia Lund (City of God).

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