Uma Thurman is set to star as 1970’s anti-gay activist Anita Bryant in Anita, to be directed by Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman from a screenplay by Chad Hodge.
Anita, will focus on the former celebrity singer and orange juice spokeswoman, who, when she allows a gay screenwriter into her home, is forced to confront her past as an anti-gay Christian crusader who successfully campaigned to overturn a gay rights law in Florida and destroyed her show biz career in the process.
Epstein and Friedman, recently directed the Linda Lovelace biopic Lovelace, starring Amanda Seyfried, Peter Sarsgaardand Sharon Stone, while their documentary The Battle of amFAR will be broadcast on HBO in early December.
Bryant, who is still alive occasionally appears at minor right-wing religious conservative rallies across the country.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter