Uma Thurman to Lead Anita Bryant Biopic

Will portray the anti-gay activist.

Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman, the filmmakers behind the upcoming Linda Lovelace biopic, are set to direct Uma Thurman in a biopic of controversial anti-gay activist Anita Bryant, says Deadline.

‘Anita,’ penned by Chad Hodge, follows the singer and orange juice spokeswoman who, after allowing 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.

Darren Star, Howard Rosenman, Jeffrey Schwarz and Dennis Erdman are producing.

Thurman will next be seen in Lars von Trier’s upcoming two-film project ‘Nymphomaniac.’