The feature film Shirley, about politician Shirley Chisholm, is heading to Netflix.
From Participant and Regina King’s Royal Ties Productions, Shirley portrays the story of the first Black Congresswoman and the first Black woman to run for president of the United States. The film will tell the story of Chisholm’s boundary-breaking and historic presidential campaign, based on exclusive and extensive conversations with family, friends and those who knew her best.
King will star as Chisholm in the film.
In addition to King (The Harder They Fall), the film stars Lance Reddick (“John Wick” series), Lucas Hedges (Manchester by the Sea), Christina Jackson (“Swagger”), Michael Cherrie (Home Again), Dorian Missick (“For Life”), Amirah Vann (“Underground”), W. Earl Brown (“Deadwood”), with André Holland (Passing) and Terrence Howard (“Empire”).