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Academy Award-winning actress Regina King is set to portray trailblazing politician Shirley Chisholm in the upcoming Netflix film Shirley. The film will release on March 22, 2024.

The star-studded cast includes Lance Reddick, Lucas Hedges, Brian Stokes Mitchell, Christina Jackson, Michael Cherrie, Dorian Crossmond Missick, Amirah Vann, W. Earl Brown, Brad James, Reina King, André Holland, and Terrence Howard.

The logline reads:

SHIRLEY tells the story of the first black Congresswoman and political icon, Shirley Chisholm, and her trailblazing run for president of the U.S. It chronicles her audacious, boundary-breaking 1972 presidential campaign.

Directed and written by John Ridley, the film is produced by Regina King and Reina King, Anikah McLaren, and Elizabeth Haggard. Serving as executive producers are Jeff Skoll and Ted Gidlow. The project promises to provide a compelling exploration of Chisholm’s groundbreaking political journey.

With a powerhouse ensemble and a team led by accomplished director John Ridley, “Shirley” is poised to bring the inspiring and impactful story of Shirley Chisholm to life on the Netflix platform.

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