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Uma Thurman for Anita Bryant movie

Uma Thurman in My Super Ex-Girlfriend

Story by Jack Foley

UMA Thurman is set to play anti-gay activist Anita Bryant in new film Anita.

Directed by Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman from a screenplay by Chad Hodge, the film reportedly follows Bryant, a former celebrity singer and orange juice spokeswoman, as she allows a gay screenwriter into her home for the first time and is forced to confront her past as an anti-gay Christian crusader.

In that guise, she successfully campaigned to overturn a gay rights law in Florida and destroyed her showbusiness career in the process.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Anita is being produced by Sex and the City show-runner Darren Star, Howard Rosenman, Jeffrey Schwarz and Dennis Erdman.

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