Regina King will bring Shirley Chisholm to the big screen in a new movie, Entertainment Weekly reports.
The 50-year-old Oscar winning actress and director has plans to star as the iconic politician, who was the first Black congresswoman.
Regina will also produce the pic, titled Shirley.
“Shirley Chisholm’s fearless determination has been an inspiration to so many of us, and with this film, we hope to inspire many generations to come,” Regina shared in a statement about the flick. “To collaborate once again with my friend and mentor, John Ridley, and the team at Participant, makes this decade-long journey even sweeter.”
Shirley will give viewers an intimate and behind-the-scenes look at her life, and her groundbreaking run for president as a democrat in 1972.
In an interview from 2012, Regina opened up about her hopes to one day play Shirley on screen.
“The good part is I have time to play her because she lived a long time and did so much at different parts of her life,” she shared with Daily Beast. “Plus, as time goes by, there are so many different avenues to get the film made. So many options that weren’t available even five years ago whether it be TV, video, or whatever.”
Regina is just coming off a hosting gig on Saturday Night Live. Just before her appearance on the show, something sweet occurred.
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