We’ve seen Priyanka Chopra play an FBI recruit in Quantico and a drug dealer in Baywatch, but her latest role might be our favorite to date.
The 36-year-old actress appeared on today’s episode of The Ellen DeGeneres Show. While there, Chopra discussed her upcoming film Isn’t It Romantic and revealed that her next project is based on the popular Netflix docuseries Wild Wild Country.
That’s right, the actress is set to executive produce and star in a brand-new movie. The film will be directed by Barry Levinson (Rain Man) and will be based on the infamous Rajneeshee cult, which was led by Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh throughout the ’80s. It will focus on Ma Anand Sheela, the second-in-command, and we can’t wait to see what Chopra brings to the table.
“We’re developing it as the character of Sheela, who is this guru who originated from India, his right-hand woman,” Chopra explained. “And she was just devious and created like a whole cult in America; brought people here.”
Wild Wild Country originally premiered in 2018 and instantly gained recognition as a must-watch. The six-part documentary tells the story of a fascinating religious cult that overtook the unsuspecting town of Antelope, Oregon, in hopes of achieving the ultimate utopian commune. The docuseries is told through the lens of executive producers Mark and Jay Duplass (Safety Not Guaranteed, Togetherness) and directors Chapman and Maclain Way (The Battered Bastards of Baseball).
All hail Ma Anand Sheela (and Priyanka Chopra).