Peter Fonda is set for a leading role in Netflix’s original film “The Most Hated Woman in America”.
The film will deal with the true story of Madalyn O’Hair (played by Melissa Leo), the outspoken and overbearing founder of American Atheists who got the Supreme Court to overturn prayer in public schools. O’Hair later was kidnapped and murdered at the hand of what was believed to be two ex-cons.
Fonda will play Reverend Harrington, a con-artist preacher who partners with O’Hair to do a tour of revival meetings to prey on the God-fearing aspect of his followers.
Netflix is financing and Tommy O’Haver directs from a script he co-wrote with Irene Turner. Filming is slated to begin on Monday.