Neil Patrick Harris and Ashley Judd to star in a biopic based on singer-activist Anita Bryant!
Fri May 17th, 2019
Hollywood stars Ashley Judd and Neil Patrick Harris have been roped in for a biopic on anti-gay activist Anita Bryant.
Titled "Anita", the movie will be on the life of Bryant, activist and singer who campaigned against local anti-discrimination ordinances in Florida, inadvertently igniting the gay rights movement.
Chad Hodge will write and direct, while Howard Rosenman and Darren Star will produce the project, reports a daily.
Bryant was a singer and spokesperson for orange juice and the Florida Citrus Commission. She fronted a campaign in the late 1970s called 'Save Our Children' that advocated against rules prohibiting discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation, tanking her career in the process.
While researching the history, Hodge spent significant time with Bryant in her Oklahoma home, and that element is recounted in the movie. Harris plays Hodge as he meets Bryant, who is played by Judd.
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