Uma Thurman will play the controversial anti-gay activist Anita Bryant in Anita, which Sex And The City creator Darren Star will produce with Howard Rosenman, Jeffrey Schwarz and Dennis Erdman.

Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman will direct from a screenplay by Chad Hodge.

Anita centres on the former celebrity singer and orange juice spokeswoman Anita Bryant who allows a gay screenwriter into her home and is forced to confront her past as an anti-gay Christian crusader who successfully campaigned to overturn a gay rights law in Florida and destroyed her show biz career in the process.

UTA Independent Film Group and WME are co-representing domestic rights.