Priyanka Chopra to Portray Convicted Bioterrorist in 'Sheela'

The former 'Quantico' star lands the role of Ma Anand Sheela in the Barry Levinson-directed movie just weeks after it was announced that she is joining 'The Matrix 4'.

AceShowbiz - Priyanka Chopra is to play bio-terrorist Ma Anand Sheela in a hard-hitting new movie.

Barry Levinson will direct "Sheela" for Amazon Studios.

Chopra will portray Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh's personal secretary, who was convicted of conspiring to poison Oregonians as part of an effort to prevent them from voting against her in an election over land rights in what became known as the 1984 Rajneesh bio-terror attack.

"Sheela" fled to Europe as a fugitive. She would later plead guilty to attempted murder and assault and was sentenced to 20 years in federal prison.

She served a total of 39 months behind bars.

Chopra will also appear in the latest "The Matrix" movie, while "Rain Man" director Levinson has just completed Holocaust boxing drama "Harry Haft".

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