Anika Noni Rose Will Star and Produce Shirley Chisholm Film

The star of the stage and screen has announced she will star in Chisholm biopic

Tony award winning actress Anika Noni Rose will be producing and starring in a film about the life of Shirley Chisholm.

Many remember Rose as Lorrell Robinson from Dreamgirls and as the voice of Princess Tiana from the Princess and the Frog. Rose also recently starred in the 2016 renditions of Roots.

The film is currently named, “Chisholm”.

Shirley Chisolm

Chisholm was the first African American woman elected to Congress in 1968 and became the first woman to run for president, as well as the first African American candidate to run for a major party in 1972.

There is no set date for filming or when the film will premiere, but Montserrat Mendez and Armistead Johnson will write the screenplay.

Bryan Gambogi and Barbara Bullard will also be producers of the movie.



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