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Regina King To Portray Shirley Chisholm In Netflix’s ‘SHIRLEY

January 9, 2024 | By Kali Girl

Regina King is set to bring the inspiring story of Shirley Chisholm to life in the long-awaited biopic, “Shirley,” reports Entertainment Weekly. The Oscar-winning actress, who has been attached to the project since 2012, successfully navigated a decade-long journey to finally greenlight the film.

In this upcoming feature, King will portray Chisholm, the trailblazing first Black U.S. congresswoman, as the narrative unfolds around Chisholm’s historic 1972 presidential run. 

Chisholm had already made history in 1968 by becoming the first Black woman elected to the US Congress, solidifying her legacy. Co-producing the film with her sister Reina, King expressed to Harpar’s Bazar that her commitment to bringing Chisholm’s story to a broad audience, emphasizing the importance of sharing this remarkable journey with the world.

Regarding Chisholm King said, “What she did was so pioneering. She was a true maverick and, you know, we use this term all the time, but she was a true first.”

Shirley will release on Netflix on March 22, 2024.

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