Grace Caroline Currey (Fall, Shazam! Fury of the Gods) has joined Vera Farmiga (The Conjuring), Tim Blake Nelson (Captain America: Brave New World), and Simon Rex (Red Rocket) in the true-crime biopic feature The Leader, based on the 1997 mass suicide of the religious group known as Heaven’s Gate.
The Leader is a documentary about the Heaven’s Gate cult, which believed that its followers could ascend to heaven by committing mass suicide. The film tells the story of the 39 cult members who died in 1997 in the largest mass suicide on American soil. The film follows Nettles (Farmiga) and Applewhite (Nelson) as they find and grow their cult, amass a devoted following, and encounter unexpected challenges when their spaceship does not arrive.