Regina King Will Play Shirley Chisholm in a New Biopic

Shirley will be an intimate portrait of the history-making congresswoman and former presidential nominee.
Regina King Will Play Shirley Chisholm in a New Biopic
Regina King Will Play Shirley Chisholm in a New Biopic

After making her directorial debut, Regina King is stepping again in entrance of the camera. The Oscar winner will painting Shirley Chisholm, the primary Black congresswoman and the primary Black candidate for president, within the upcoming biopic Shirley. John Ridley, who received an Oscar for his 12 Years a Slave screenplay, is penning the script and directing.

Production is predicted to start later this year, in keeping with The Wrap. The story will deal with Chisholm’s 1972 presidential marketing campaign. The movie is predicated on the congresswoman’s life story rights and might be made by means of an unique settlement with her property for an “intimate, behind-the-scenes portrait” of Chisholm’s historic profession and legacy.

“Shirley Chisholm’s fearless determination has been an inspiration to so many people, and with this movie we hope to encourage many generations to come back,” King mentioned in a statement to The Wrap.

King, whose movie One Night in Miami lately earned Golden Globe and Display Actors Guild nominations, will nonetheless be concerned behind the scenes. She’ll produce, alongside with her sister, Reina King of Royal Ties Productions. Jeff Skoll (The Assist, Judas and the Black Messiah) and Anikah McLaren (Brokeback Mountain, Judas and the Black Messiah) are executive producers.

The Watchmen star is the newest actress to painting Chisholm, following Uzo Aduba, who received an Emmy for her performance in FX and Hulu’s Mrs. America, and Danai Gurira, who’ll painting the politician in Cherien Dabis’s The Combating Shirley Chisholm, which remains to be in Production.