The Most Dangerous Man In America (Limited Series) – TBA (Announced)
Soon enough, Woody Harrelson will become The Most Dangerous Man in America. More specifically, the actor is signed on to star in a limited series adaptation of the acclaimed book, The Most Dangerous Man in America, written by Bill Minutaglio and Steven L. Davis. Also attached to produce, Harrelson will play fugitive convict Timothy Leary, as the series follows Leary’s daring prison escape and run from the law in 1970.
Beyond being a dangerous getaway, Timothy Leary’s escape from prison confinement was considered “the counterculture union of ‘dope and dynamite’,” as Deadline reports, that “aimed at sparking a revolution and overthrowing the government.” The ensuing widespread manhunt for Leary, led by President Nixon, spanned 28 months and involved “homegrown radicals, European aristocrats, a Black Panther outpost in Algeria, an international arms dealer, hash-smuggling hippies from the Brotherhood of Eternal Love, and secret agents on four continents.” Currently in pre-production, The Most Dangerous Man in America will be written for the screen by Catch-22‘s Luke Davies.