Shirley

Status:  Announced
Genre:  Biography
Director:  John Ridley
Studio(s):  Participant, Royal Ties Productions
Cast:  Regina King (Shirley Chisholm)

Details:  Regina King is set to star in and produce Shirley, the feature film biopic about Shirley Chisholm, America’s first Black congresswoman.  The film, produced by Participant, will be written and directed by Oscar-winning filmmaker John Ridley, with production expected to begin later this year.  The film is being produced based on the life story rights through an exclusive agreement with the Chisholm Estate.

Story:  The story tracks Chisholm’s 1972 presidential campaign, a groundbreaking historical moment, giving what’s described as “an intimate, behind-the-scenes portrait of one of the most ground-breaking political leaders of our time.”  Source:  Deadline.  Photo Source:  MSN.com.