Woody Harrelson To Play Timothy Leary

Woody Harrelson To Play Timothy Leary

Woody Harrelson and “Lion” scribe Luke Davies are teaming for in the limited series “The Most Dangerous Man in America” which will be produced by Wiip and Star Thrower Entertainment.

Based on the critically acclaimed book by Bill Minutaglio and Steven L. Davis, the story follows famed psychologist and writer Timothy Leary, known for advocating psychedelic drug use, who engages in a daring prison escape and run from the law in 1970 which aimed to spark a revolution.

The ensuing global manhunt, led by President Nixon, spanned over two years and wound its way among homegrown radicals, European aristocrats, a Black Panther outpost in Algeria, an international arms dealer, hash-smuggling hippies and secret agents on four continents.

Harrelson is attached to serve as executive producer and will star as Leary. Davies will adapt the script and also executive produce.

Source: Deadline