Sarah Paulson to play cult leader Gwen Shamblin in HBO Max's ‘The Way Down’ adaptation


PTI | Los Angeles | Updated: 20-09-2022 13:27 IST | Created: 20-09-2022 13:27 IST
Sarah Paulson to play cult leader Gwen Shamblin in HBO Max's ‘The Way Down’ adaptation
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Emmy winner Sarah Paulson has been roped in by HBO Max to essay the role of cult leader Gwen Shamblin in the streamer's scripted adaptation of its docu-series ''The Way Down: God, Greed, and the Cult of Gwen Shamblin''.

According to Deadline, Michelle Dean is attached as the showrunner.

Paulson will play Shamblin, who rose to fame with her Weigh Down Workshop, a Christian-based diet program, and founded the Remnant Fellowship Church.

She was accused of emotional, psychological and physical abuse and exploitation for the church's alleged cult-like practices.

HBO Max released the first three episodes of Marina Zenovich's investigative docuseries “The Way Down” last year on September 30. Wheelhouse-backed Campfire Studios and Huntley Productions are backing the series. Executive producers are Dean, Paulson, Zenovich, Nile Cappello, Ross Dinerstein, P G Morgan, Luke Dillon for 3 Arts Entertainment and Chrissy Teigen.

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