Sarah Paulson is set to play Gwen Shamblin as Lara in The Way Down: God, Green, and The Cult of Gwen Shamblin.
By Chad Langen | published
Sarah Paulson is no stranger to playing real-life characters. Emmy-nominated actress for her role as Linda Tripp Impeachment: An American Crime Story, He was recently cast as the late Gwen Champlain Lara in a new series for HBO Max, according to diverse. The upcoming show is a script adaptation of its own documentary series, The Way Down: God, Green, and the Cult of Gwen Champlain.
The documentary series centers around diet expert Gwen Champlain and her rise to fame through the Christian-based diet program, Weigh Down Workshop. Before the series ended, Champlain was killed in a plane crash, and HBO Max had to edit the last two episodes to include the tragedy. Sarah Paulson will star and serve as an executive producer on the upcoming adaptation.
In addition to launching her diet, Shamblin founded the Remnant Fellowship Church in Tennessee. Some of her diet followers accused her of controlling them like the cult leader, and complained that she had abused them physically, emotionally and psychologically. Given the diversity that Sarah Paulson possesses as an actress, Champlain’s portrayal should mark another great turn in the star’s biography.
Although Sarah Paulson is best known for her various roles in the FX series american horror story, the 47-year-old actress has graced our television screens for years. She received an Emmy Award for Outstanding Actress in a Limited Series or Movie for her performance as Prosecutor Marcia Clarke in The People vs. OJ Simpson. She has also starred in many other popular series such as tornAnd the Mrs. AmericaAnd the James and the Giant Peach with Taika and FriendsAnd the A man who loves family life.
The Way Down: God, Green, and the Cult of Gwen Champlain It is a five-part documentary series that premiered on HBO Max last September. On Rotten Tomatoes, the series has a new rating of 80% from critics and 89% new rating from audiences. The written adaptation, which will be led by Sarah Paulson, currently has no release date, but Campfire Studios and Huntley Productions are said to be behind the upcoming show.
Michelle Dean, who co-created the 2019 Limited Series verb For Hulu, he will act as the show director for the upcoming series. In addition to Sarah Paulson, Dean will also serve as executive producer alongside Nile Cabello, Ross Dennerstein, PJ Morgan, Luke Dillon at 3 Arts Entertainment, and Chrissy Teigen.
Along with the next adaptation of way downSarah Paulson is currently filming a new thriller movie called soil. She stars alongside Ebon Moss Battrash, Amia Miller, Bill Heck, and Annaleigh Ashford. This feature is directed by Carrie Krause and William Goins from a script written by Krause.
Although the role portrayed by Sarah Paulson soil Currently unknown, the film will follow a young mother trapped by increasingly terrible dust storms. To make matters worse, she is haunted by the past and convinced that a mysterious presence threatens her family and takes extraordinary measures to protect them. A release date for the film has not been announced.
While we wait for Sarah Paulson to appear in the next written adaptation, The Way Down: God, Green, and the Cult of Gwen Champlain They are currently streaming on HBO Max. The five-episode documentary series follows the Remnant Fellowship Church and its leader, Gwen Shamblin Lara. It explores Lara’s fame and power as a diet educator and church leader, and the truth behind her carefully curated image.
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