Political icon Shirley Chisholm has a new high-profile biopic coming to Netflix, and the streamer has dropped the first trailer for Shirley, starring Hollywood icon Regina King.

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The film is dropping on March 22 and, as reported by Shadow and Act, is being directed and written by John Ridley, who has directed King in the past.

The official logline reads, “SHIRLEY tells the story of the first black Congresswoman and political icon, Shirley Chisholm, and her trailblazing run for president of the U.S. It chronicles her audacious, boundary-breaking 1972 presidential campaign.”


Now get this: Shirley is an ensemble film, and the star-studded cast includes the late, great Lance Reddick, Lucas Hedges, Brian Stokes Mitchell, Christina Jackson, Michael Cherrie, Dorian Crossmond Missick, Amirah Vann, W. Earl Brown, Brad James, Reina King with André Holland and Terrence Howard.

Producers are Regina King, her sister, Reina King; Ridley; Anikah McLaren; Elizabeth Haggard; and John Ridley. Both Jeff Skoll and Ted Gidlow serve as executive producers.