Regina King is about to play a legend because she brings Shirley to Netflix. The Oscar-winning actress plays Shirley Chisholm and produces through her Royal Ties Productions.
Is it just us, or is Regina King as Shirley Chisholm an absolutely perfect cast?
Shirley is the story of “the pioneering political icon Shirley Chisholm, the first black Member of Congress and the first black woman to run for President of the United States, and the cost of achievement to Shirley herself.” This film will tell the story of Chisholm’s historic and groundbreaking presidential campaign, based on exclusive and in-depth conversations with her family, friends and those who knew her best.
Written and directed by John Ridley, the film co-stars Lance Reddick (John wick franchise), Christina Jackson (swagger), Michael Cherrie (Back home), Dorian Missick (For life), Amirah Vann (Underground), André Hollande (Who passed) and Terrence Howard (Empire).
King has a loaded roster of upcoming projects as she’s set to helm Image Comics series film adaptation as well. Bitter root, and realize and produce the limited series A complete man.
Deadline reports, King will also produce Bitter root, which takes place during the Harlem Renaissance and follows the Sangeryes, a family of estranged monster hunters who come together to defeat an unimaginable evil.
According to Variety, King will direct the first three episodes and executive producer A complete man alongside writer / showrunner David E. Kelley. According to Tom Wolfe’s novel, “When Atlanta real estate mogul Charlie Croker faces sudden bankruptcy, political and business interests collide as Charlie defends his empire against those who attempt to capitalize. on his fall. “
We already know Regina King is better than us, but her glimpse into the upcoming projects is so exciting as she brings her unique magic to every genre possible. She stars in a biopic, directs a sci-fi / fantasy comic book adaptation, and directs a limited-drama series with a TV legend.
There is literally nothing that she cannot do.
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