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‘Shirley’ Trailer: Netflix Unveils Regina King As Presidential Candidate Shirley Chisholm

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Regina King as Shirley Chisholm in Shirley. (Credit Glen Wilson/Netflix © 2023.)
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Regina King is back and she is embodying political trailblazer Shirley Chisholm in the forthcoming Netflix biopic, Shirley.

About Netflix’s ‘Shirley’ Biopic

The film, written and directed by John Ridley, is an inspirational story chronicling Shirley Chisholm’s groundbreaking run for president of the United States.

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Regina King as Shirley Chisholm in Shirley. (Credit Glen Wilson/Netflix © 2023.)

In 1972, Chisholm became the first Black candidate to seek a major party’s nomination for president.

But she was already a pioneer: In 1968, the Brooklyn native made history as the first Black woman elected to the US Congress.

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(L to R) Christina Jackson as Barbara Lee, Michael Cherrie as Conrad Chisholm, Regina King as Shirley Chisholm, Lance Reddick as Wesley McDonald “Mac” Holder and Lucas Hedges as Robert Gottlieb (Credit Glen Wilson/Netflix © 2023.)

The Cast

Alongside Regina King as Chisholm, Shirley stars Lance Reddick, Lucas Hedges, Brian Stokes Mitchell, Christina Jackson, Michael Cherrie, Dorian Crossmond Missick, Amirah Vann, W. Earl Brown, Brad James, and Reina King, with André Holland and Terrence Howard.

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(L to R) Terrence Howard as Arthur Hardwick Jr., Lance Reddick as Wesley McDonald “Mac” Holder in Shirley. (Credit Glen Wilson/Netflix © 2023.)

Release Date

The film debuts on March 22, 2024, only on Netflix

See Regina King In The ‘Shirley’ Trailer

I will be on time…ahem…early for anything starring Regina King!

Do you plan to watch the film when it arrives on Netflix this March?

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