Viola Davis Stars As Shirley Chisholm in New Movie “The Fighting Shirley Chisholm”

viola-davis-shirley-chisholm-now-113018.pngThe first Black actress to earn a lead dramatic Emmy will bring another pioneering Black woman, Shirley Chisholm, to life on screen.

Deadline reported yesterday (November 29) that Viola Davis will produce and star in “The Fighting Shirley Chisholm.” This will be the “Widows” star’s first project under the first look deal that JuVee Productions, the company she co-heads with husband Julius Tennon, recently signed with Amazon Studios. Davis confirmed the project today (November 30) by retweeting JuVee’s tweet with one of the late Democratic politician’s quotes:

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2 thoughts on “Viola Davis Stars As Shirley Chisholm in New Movie “The Fighting Shirley Chisholm””

  1. I think this is great and it’s great that Shirley Chisholm is finally getting the recognition she deserves. I remember her when I was growing up. She was fierce and inspiring. There’s going to be a statue of her in Brooklyn as well.

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