American TV actress Wendie Malick is bringing the story of 1950s animal rights activist VELMA BRONN JOHNSTON to the big screen in a movie documenting the campaigner's fight to end the slaughter of wild mustangs.
Malick, best known for her role on 1990s sitcom Just Shoot Me!, has optioned Deanne Stillman's book Mustang: The Saga of the Wild Horse in the American West and will use the tome to detail Johnston's crusade, which earned her the nickname Wild Horse Annie.
The actress will produce the film along with writer Stillman and Helen Bartlett, while Jenny Wingfield has been appointed to adapt the script, reports the New York Post.