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Danai Gurira to Star as Shirley Chisholm in Feature From Stephanie Allain


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'The Fighting Shirley Chisholm' from director Cherien Dabis will follow the politician's 1972 presidential run.

Danai Gurira will play boundary-breaking politician Shirley Chisholm in a new movie about Chisholm's 1972 presidential run titled The Fighting Shirley Chisholm.

The first Black woman elected to Congress in 1968, Chisholm became the first woman to run for the Democratic Party's nomination. Her boundary-breaking campaign was marked by its youth engagement and her efforts to gain enough delegates to speak at the Democratic Convention. (Chisholm was recently portrayed by Uzo Aduba in Hulu miniseries Mrs. America.)

Cherien Dabis is set to direct from a script by Adam Countee.

Stephanie Allain will produce through her Homegrown Pictures banner, with Gabrielle Ebron set to executive produce. UTA Independent Film Group is behind the project.

Dabis, repped by UTA, Anonymous Content and Peikoff Mahan, is a veteran film and television director with recent credits on Ozark, Ramy and Apple's Little Voice. On the feature side, she is behind festival favorites Amreeka and May in the Summer.

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