Scientologist Giovanni Ribisi to Play David Koresh: Why There's a Precedent for a Scientology-Branch Davidian Connection - 2011-06-09
Koresh, left, to be played by Ribisi So I'm late to this story, but I only found out recently that Giovanni Ribisi is portraying David Koresh in a movie about the 1993 Waco raid that is scheduled to come out later this year. (The movie will also reportedly star Adrien Brody, Kurt Russell, John Leguizamo, and Sharon Stone, according to imdb.com.)
I'm having deja vu on all kinds of levels over this nugget of news, and the reason is I believe I may have been the first, way back in 1995, to prove a connection between Scientology and Koresh's Branch Davidians in a story I wrote for the Phoenix New Times.
And now, Ribisi, a third-generation Scientologist, will be portraying Koresh on the big screen.