The 50-year old actress has big plans to lead and produce in the new biopic about Shirley Chisholm. Oscar-winning filmmaker John Ridley will write and direct the movie. The film is set to begin production later on this year and will be produced by Participant. Regina will also be producing the movie alongside her sister Reina King. This film is being produced and based on the story right through an agreement with the Chisholm Estate. The story centers around Chisholm’s presidential campaign in 1972.
In a statement, Regina said:
“Shirley Chisholm’s fearless determination has been an inspiration to so many of us, and with this film we hope to inspire many generations to come”