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Shirley Chisholm biopic with Viola Davis green-lit at Amazon

Press Trust of India  |  Los Angeles 

The biopic on America's first black Congresswoman Chisholm, fronted by winner Davis, is moving forward at

Davis will essay Chisholm, who was also the first woman and person of colour to pursue a nomination for in a major American political party.

The said she hope to "educate" because a lot of people "don't know who she was".

"Everyone can be brave and bold if you have it in you," she told The

will direct from a screenplay by The film will be produced with Homegrown Pictures'

Davis will also produce the feature with husband as the first of a series of politically-themed films the couple makes for the streaming giant.

"We want do the same thing - make content that highlights people of colour across the globe," Tennon said of the deal with

The movie is yet to be titled.

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First Published: Wed, January 09 2019. 11:10 IST