Uma Thurman, most famous for roles in Quentin Tarantino’s Kill Bill and Pulp Fiction, has been cast as Anita Bryant, the eponymous role in the upcoming film Anita.
The movie, which has been in production since 2010, will be directed by Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman, and based off of a screenplay by Chad Hodge.
Friedman and Epstein have most recently directed the movie Lovelace, which starred Amanda Seyfried, Peter Sarsgaard, and Sharon Stone.
Anita Bryant was famous for ending her glamorous career with a notorious anti-gay tirade, and the movie involves her dealing with a gay screenwriter entering her home many years later. Archival footage of the real Anita Bryant was quite recently used in the Oscar-winning picture Milk.
Uma Thurman will be seen in other productions before this one, such as Nymphomaniac, directed by Lars von Trier, which comes out this year.