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Danai Gurira to Play Pioneering Presidential Candidate Shirley Chisholm in New Film



Danai Gurira will star in “The Fighting Shirley Chisholm,” portraying the political trailblazer’s historic 1972 presidential run.

Cherien Dabis will direct and Adam Countee will write the script. Stephanie Allain will produce through her Homegrown Pictures banner, with Gabrielle Ebron as an executive producer.

The movie is not a biopic, instead it will focus more on the campaign and how “the Chisholm Trail was populated by young people who sought social and political change during one of the most turbulent times in American history.” In the 1970’s, Chisholm made history as the first Black congresswoman.

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