Priyanka Chopra made a wild announcement on “The Ellen DeGeneres Present” Wednesday.
The “Quantico” actress stated she is growing a movie adaptation of the 2018 Netflix documentary “Wild Wild Nation,” concerning the Rajneesh cult, which constructed a commune in rural Oregon within the 1980s. The Emmy-winning six-part collection particulars the battle between the nirvana-seeking cult and the conservative small city it neighbored, which was spurred viciously by Ma Anand Sheela, a charismatic, extremely influential, foul-mouthed and polarizing assistant of the cult’s chief, the Indian guru Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh (often known as Osho).
Chopra, 36, revealed that she’s going to star in and produce the variation and is partnering with director Barry Levinson (“Rain Man,” “Wag the Canine”) for the challenge.
“We’re growing it because the character of Sheela, who was this guru who originated from India, [Osho’s] right-hand girl. And she or he was simply devious and created a complete cult in America, introduced folks right here,” Chopra instructed DeGeneres. “[The documentary] was superb, and I’m growing that subsequent for me to star in and produce, which I feel could be actually cool.”
Chopra didn’t say on the present that she could be enjoying Sheela — clearly probably the most fascinating character within the documentary — however one in every of her representatives later confirmed that for HuffPost.
This story has been up to date to incorporate a remark from Priyanka Chopra’s consultant.