Sarah Paulson is freaking out again.
The Emmy-winning actress will star as the late iconic character Gwen Shamblin Lara in HBO Max’s forthcoming screenplay adaptation of his hit documentaries The Way Down: God, Greed, and the Cult by Gwen Shamblin, TVLine has confirmed.
The Way Down: God, Greed, and the Cult by Gwen Shamblin examines the practices of the controversial Tennessee-based Remnant Fellowship Church and the legacy of its flamboyant leader, Gwen Shamblin Lara. Both Lara and the Church have made allegations of emotional, psychological and physical abuse, as well as exploitation and “cult-like” practices.
The five-part documentary premiered on HBO Max in 2021.
Michelle Dean (The act) will serve as the showrunner for the scripted iteration.
Paulson recently portrayed another big-haired personality, Linda Tripp, in Impeachment: American Crime Story.
Recently named TVLine The Way Down: God, Greed, and the Cult by Gwen Shamblin one of 20 great true crime documentaries streaming now.
https://tvline.com/2022/09/19/sarah-paulson-the-way-down-gwen-shamblin-hbo-max/ Sarah Paulson stars in The Way Down as Gwen Shamblin on HBO Max