Tony Award winning actress Anika Noni Rose to bring the story of Shirley Chisholm, first Black woman elected to congress as well as the first black major-party candidate for President of the United States, among other political achievements, to the big screen. Rose will star and produce the highly anticipated film.
The project has previously been associated with the talents of Viola Davis but according to Shadow and Act, Rose now champions ‘Chisholm’ the movie.
“Portrayed by Tony Award-Winning Actress, Anika Noni Rose, CHISHOLM embodies the keen sense of justice and community, embracing her fold like a warrior. Always meticulously dressed, pearls in place, watched adjusted to the second, Congresswoman Chisholm metamorphosed to do America’s business. With a colorful team of cohorts by her side, Congresswoman Chisholm personifies the bold educated Brooklynite with her roots firmly planted in her Caribbean heritage, hurdling humongous odds in a system structured for whites and males only. With an efficient producing team, Creative Monster Production’s Bryan Gambogi (‘Blue Jasmine’/’King of Beasts’ Documentary), Grant Anderson (‘Green Hornet’), Debbie Brubaker (‘Big Eyes’), Barbara Bullard, social innovator, and an award-winning writing team, Armistead Johnson and Montserrat Mendez, CHISHOLM will be eloquently developed changing the paradigm of how we ourselves can be a ‘Catalyst for Change.'”
While little details have surfaced, an official Facebook page for the movie will be updated as details come.