Priyanka Chopra to play bioterrorist in Amazon Studios production 'Sheela' - The Sauce
Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

Da Squeeze

Priyanka Chopra to play bioterrorist in Amazon Studios production ‘Sheela’

Priyanka Chopra has signed up to play real-life bioterrorist Ma Anand Sheela.

The 37-year-old actress will take the lead role in her upcoming film ‘Sheela’ for Amazon Studios, according to Deadline.

It will focus on the true story of Sheela, who managed to carry out the largest biological terrorist attack ever conducted in the U.S when she conspired to poison local restaurants in Wasco County, Oregon, with salmonella in 1984 in an effort to fix a local election.

She was also allegedly involved in immigration fraud, arson, espionage, and wiretapping, as well as serving as the personal secretary to Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh – the guru and leader of the Rajneesh movement.

Her story shot back into the spotlight in 2018 thanks to the Netflix documentary series ‘Wild Wild Country’, which focused on the conflict between the movement and locals and officials in Oregon.

The movie will be directed by Barry Levinson, who will also produce alongside Priyanka, Jason Sosnoff and David Permut, while the script will be written by Nick Yarborough.

Meanwhile, Priyanka is in advanced talks to join the cast of ‘The Matrix’ reboot. She is set to play a role in the fourth installment of the sci-fi franchise but details about her prospective character have been kept under wraps.

‘The Matrix 4’ marks a revival for the popular sci-fi series and is set to be released in 2021. The original movie was released in 1999 with two sequels, ‘The Matrix Reloaded’ and ‘The Matrix Revolutions’ both being released in 2003.

Priyanka will join franchise newcomers Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Jessica Henwick and Jonathan Groff in the project, with production set to begin imminently in California.

Keanu Reeves and Carrie-Anne Moss are set to reprise their roles as Neo and Trinity respectively whilst Lana Wachowski is returning to direct the film.

However, Hugo Weaving, who played the role of Agent Smith in the first three films, recently confirmed that he will not be featuring as filming clashed with his starring role in the theatre production of ‘The Visit’.

Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Advertisement

Some More Sauce...

Lifestyle

Kenyans on Twitter woke up to an explicit video that has since gone viral. In the video, a woman who is known on social...

Da Squeeze

Kenyan beauty Tanasha Donna Oketch recently opened up about her life. The 24 year old former radio presenter, musician and mother of one is...

Featured

Ugandan TV journalist Simon Kaggwa Njala’s face has got to be one of the memed faces of 2019.   But how did this Ugandan...

Da Squeeze

Who remembers the time when sex was simple. Well, nowadays there are a lot of weird fetishes that we can’t even keep track of...

Featured

The Free Mason society is known to be secretive and very private, but not anymore it may seem. The Freemason society based in Nairobi...

Da Squeeze

Kenya has a robust matatu culture and some people around the world love it. Award winning American singer and dancer Chris Brown yesterday (23.03.20)...

Da Squeeze

Is there a woman making your heart skip a beat? She might be a secret woman of your life.  Most women love, but they...

Da Squeeze

Kenyans on Twitter are not to be messed with, they bring guns to a knife fight. The hard-hitting K.O.T recently got into a Twitter...