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

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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