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Viola Davis Wanted For Shirley Chisholm Biopic!

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A Shirley Chisholm biopic is in the works, and the producers of the project want Viola Davis to star as the history-making New York Congresswoman, who, in 1968, became the first black woman elected to Congress, and, in 1972, the first black candidate for a major-party, and the first woman to run for the Democratic presidential nomination.

The feature film will chronicle Chisholm’s rise to Congress, as well as her historic 1972 run for the White House, which, as some of you may recall, was the focus of Shola Lynch’s 2005 documentary, Shirley Chisholm ’72: Unbought and Unbossed.

I don’t know if she (Lynch) is in any way attached to this project.

Regardless, I’m all for Viola in the role… trailer below for Lynch’s documentary, which is currently on the market for purchase or rental:

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