‘American Horror Story’ star cast in ‘I Am Woman’
Evan Peters (Photo credit: YouTube).
American Horror Story star Evan Peters will play a key supporting role in I Am Woman, Goalpost Pictures’ Helen Reddy biopic which is about to start shooting in Australia and the US.
Peters will play Jeff Wald, the US talent manager who married the Australian singer in 1966 and negotiated her career-changing deal with Capitol Records in 1971, which spawned the global hit ‘I Am Woman.’
Tilda Cobham-Hervey is playing Reddy with Danielle Macdonald (Patti Cake$) as her close friend Lillian Roxon, the legendary rock journalist.
Produced by Rosemary Blight and scripted by Emma Jensen, the film will mark the narrative feature debut of Unjoo Moon, who directed The Zen of Bennett, a feature documentary set on the eve of singer Tony Bennett’s 85th birthday.
Deadline.com, which broke the casting of Peters, noted Wald reportedly had a drug problem that was considered a major contributing factor to his divorce from Reddy and a custody battle for their son, adding: “Wald long since has cleaned up his act.”
Wald is now CEO of Aria Multimedia Entertainment and Creston Enterprises and is developing scripted and reality TV projects and two feature films.
Peters has played multiple roles in FX’s American Horror Story anthology including teenage sociopathic murderer Tate Langdon; Kit Walker, a man wrongly accused of killing his wife; Kyle Spencer, a frat boy who is killed and brought back to life as a Frankenstein-type monster; Jimmy Darling, a circus performer with deformed hands; and Mr. Gallant, an eccentric homosexual hairdresser.
He played the mutant Quicksilver in Bryan Singer’s X-Men: Days of Future Past and X-Men: Apocalypse and he reprises that role in Simon Kinberg’s Dark Phoenix, which opens next year.
Currently he is on screen as Stan Bowes, who gets a job working for Donald Trump and starts a relationship with a transgender woman and sex worker, in FX’s Pose, which airs on Fox Showcase.
Screen Australia is the principal investor in I Am Woman alongside Peter Drinkwater’s Cowlick Entertainment with the support of Create NSW. It will be distributed in Australia/NZ by Transmission Films with Cowlick Entertainment.