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Viola Davis To Produce And Star In ‘The Fighting Shirley Chisholm’


Just recently it was announced that Viola Davis, signed a first look deal with Amazon, through her production company JuVee Productions. According to Deadline, we now know what her first project with Amazon will be. Davis will produce the film "The Fighting Shirley Chisholm", and also star as Chisholm.

(Deadline):

"Shirley Chisholm congresswoman who never backed down as her bid drew ridicule and bigoted backlash. Chisholm ran for the U.S. House of Representatives in 1968 from New York’s 12th congressional district and became the first black woman elected to Congress. In January 1972 she announced her presidential bid in a Baptist church in her Brooklyn district. That election ended with George McGovern getting the Democratic nomination and losing to incumbent Republican President Richard Nixon."


No release has been set.