Viola Davis is receiving high praise for her starring role in Widows but will soon take on the role of Shirley Chisholm in a biopic. Deadline reports Viola Davis will also serve as a producer for the film.

The Fighting Shirley Chisholm will be a partnership between Davis and Amazon Studios. The film will chronicle the journey of Shirley Chisholm who as the first Black woman that was elected to Congress. Her career also held the road to becoming the first woman of color to receive a major political party’s nomination for president of the United States.

The announcement comes with details of the writer, Adam Count, and Maggie Bets who will sit in the Director’s chair.


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