Anika Noni Rose Set To Produce And Star In Shirley Chisholm Film

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Anika Noni Rose is adding another title to her film catalog as she officially signs on for Shirley Chisholm project.

A film about Shirley Chisholm, the first African-American woman elected to the United States Congress, is currently in development and Tony award-winning actress Anika Noni Rose is set to produce and star in the production.

According to Shadow & Act, Viola Davis was originally attached to the film when it was first announced in 2010.

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In an update, Barbara Bullard, a producer on the film, confirmed to the site that Rose is currently set to produce and star. 

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Not much is known about the film, but with Rose playing such an amazing woman in history, we're sure the film is going to be a must-see.

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