Come From Away creators Irene Sankoff and David Hein have confirmed in a recent interview with the Toronto Star, that they are working at the film version of the musical.

Hein told the Star: "We've turned in a draft of the "Come From Away" movie, that's exciting. There are countless more projects and meetings."


The musical tells the true story of the 9/11 events in Gander, Nfld. when more than three dozen international flights were forced to land at the small, east coast city’s airport. Developed at three major American theatres, it played in Winnipeg and Toronto in 2016 — following a poignant, one-night concert showing in Gander. It then became a Broadway smash hit in 2017, picking up a Tony Award that year for Best Direction of a Musical.