Uma Thurman to Star as Anita Bryant in New Biopic

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Uma Thurman has signed on for Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman's upcoming biopic ANITA, a film about the life of anti-gay activist Anita Bryant. Chad Hodge penned the screenplay.

The project will depict Bryant, "a 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."

Thurman recently guest starred on the hit NBC drama series 'Smash.' She is well-known for her starring role in the cult feature film hit "Pulp Fiction" (for which she received Oscar and Golden Globe nominations) as well as for "Kill Bill Volume I," both directed by Quentin Tarantino. She first achieved notice in the film "Dangerous Liaisons" and "Henry & June," and went on to star in other films such as "Kill Bill Volume 2," "Even Cowgirls Get the Blues," "Mad Dog and Glory," "Beautiful Girls," "The Truth About Cats & Dogs," "Gattaca," "Batman & Robin," "Paycheck" and "Be Cool."

She also starred as Ulla in the 2005 movie version of The Producers opposite Matthew Broderick and Nathan Lane.

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