Viola Davis To Play Shirley Chisholm In Upcoming Film

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Viola Davis is presently taking followers and critics on a wild trip with the acclaimed heist caper Widows, and now she’s making ready to play one in all political historical past’s biggest figures. It was lately introduced that Davis will play Shirley Chisholm, the primary Black girl elected to Congress.

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Days after Oscar winner Viola Davis and Julius Tennon’s JuVee Productions introduced a primary look characteristic manufacturing take care of Amazon Studios, the primary mission is shifting ahead: The Fighting Shirley Chisholm through which Davis will produce and star because the U.S. Representative who was each the primary girl and the primary individual of shade to hunt a serious American political celebration’s nomination for President.

Amazon studios acquired the title in what we perceive was a fierce bidding struggle, with Homegrown Pictures’ Stephanie Allain (Hustle & Flow, Dear White People) and Mel Jones producing with JuVee. Maggie Betts (Novitiate) will direct the screenplay written by Emmy-nominated author Adam Countee (Silicon Valley, Community, Mindy Project).

Davis is among the many few actors and actresses to say an Oscar, Emmy, and Tony Awards win.

A launch date for the movie, titled The Fighting Shirley Chisholm, has not been launched.

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