Anika Noni Rose To Produce & Star In Shirley Chisholm Film

On the heels of her incredible performance as Kizzy Kinte in A+E Network’s “Roots” reboot, Anika Noni Rose is set to produce and star in a film about Shirley Chisholm

Emmy Award-winning actress Viola Davis was originally tapped to star in the film when it was announced in 2010.

According to Shadow and Act, Anika has been confirmed as the producer will portray Shirley Chisholm.

Portrayed by Tony Award-Winning Actress, Anika Noni Rose, CHISHOLM embodies the keen sense of justice and community, embracing her fold like a warrior. Always meticulously dressed, pearls in place, watched adjusted to the second, Congresswoman Chisholm metamorphosed to do America’s business. With a colorful team of cohorts by her side, Congresswoman Chisholm personifies the bold educated Brooklynite with her roots firmly planted in her Caribbean heritage, hurdling humongous odds in a system structured for whites and males only.

With an efficient producing team, Creative Monster Production’s Bryan Gambogi (‘Blue Jasmine’/’King of Beasts’ Documentary), Grant Anderson (‘Green Hornet’), Debbie Brubaker (‘Big Eyes’), Barbara Bullard, social innovator, and an award-winning writing team, Armistead Johnson and Montserrat Mendez, CHISHOLM will be eloquently developed changing the paradigm of how we ourselves can be a ‘Catalyst for Change.’

In 1968, Chisholm became the first African-American woman elected to Congress, representing New York’s 12th Congressional District for seven terms from 1969 to 1983.

In 1972, she became the first major party Black candidate to run for President of the United States, and the first woman ever to run for the Democratic Party’s presidential nomination.

I know Anika is going to slay as Shirley Chisholm!

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