Of course I had to look up Faiz Ahmed Faiz. Turns out he was a Pakistani poet and left-wing intellectual who was nominated for the Nobel Prize for literature four times.
The real question is "what's the project?" When I first saw the title of the article in my news feed, I didn't immediately recognize Obaid-Chinoy's name. It seemed vaguely Indian to me so of course my weird brain went straight to thinking Meryl is finally going to portray Indira Gandhi. What is more likely is that Obaid-Chinoy, herself Pakistani, is going to be making a documentary feature about Faiz and Meryl has agreed to narrate it. Looking forward to learning more about the viability of this project. Stay tuned.