Here’s the scoop via Deadline:

Henson, hot from a freshman performance as the irrepressible Cookie Lyon, will play Atwater, the ferocious civil rights activist in Durham, North Carolina. She had a decade-long battle with sworn enemy C.P. Ellis, the Exalted Cyclops of Durham’s Ku Klux Klan. Their feud came to an abrupt and unlikely end in 1971. After a court-ordered school desegregation decree threw the Southern city into turmoil, Atwater and Ellis reluctantly agreed to co-chair an intensive, two week community meeting to try to reach a compromise. The extraordinary events that followed changed Durham, and the lives of Atwater and Ellis forever.

Taraji just wrapped the crime-thriller, Term Life with Vince Vaughn and her partner-in-crime, Terrence Howard.

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