Viola Davis To Play Shirley Chisholm In New Film

Contributed by Taylor Ardrey

Happy Birthday Shirley Chisholm!

Viola Davis cannot be stopped! After securing the bag with Amazon Studios with her husband, Julius Tennon, Davis is moving forward with her first movie with the production deal. 

Davis will produce and star in “The Fighting Shirley Chisholm”, about the legendary Shirley Chisholm who was the first Black woman to be elected to Congress and the first woman of color to run for presidential nomination for a major political party.

According to Deadline, “Maggie Betts (Novitiate) will direct the screenplay written by Emmy-nominated writer Adam Countee (Silicon Valley, Community,Mindy Project).


Viola Davis is not slowing down anytime soon and we are exciting for the content she will produce in the future.


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