The Freedom Writers Diary was released into theaters January 5th, 2007. This film is a re-anactment of the book The Freedom Writers Diary.  Hilary Swank plays Erin Gruwell while Patrick Dempsey plays her ex-husband.  Some of the Freedom Writers play extras in the film but no one was a main character.  The movie won the Feature Film award and was nominated for Outstanding Writing in a Motion Picture.