Helena Bonham-CARTER is starring in a new film about an incredible mother of seven after having seen a devastating documentary featuring the inspiring woman.

The Fight Club beauty was determined to be involved in MAGNIFICENT SEVEN, which is based on the family life of single parent JACQUI JACKSON.

Jackson, from Blackpool, north west England, succeeds in caring for her brood, four of whom suffer from the "autistic spectrum" - a range of mental disorders including autism and Asperger's syndrome.

Producer DEBORAH JONES calls it "an urban fairy tale... funny, heartbreaking and inspirational."

The BBC movie begins shooting next week (begs11JUL05).

08/07/2005 01:48