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Danai Gurira to Star in New Film 'The Fighting Shirley Chisholm'

Danai Gurira is set to play American Civil Rights icon Shirely Chisholm in the upcoming film 'The Fighting Shirley Chisholm'.

According to the Hollywood Reporter, Danai Gurira is set to to play historical political figure Shirley Chisholm in The Fighting Shirley Chisholm. The semi-biopic film will tell the inspiring story of Chisholm, who was the first Black congresswoman in America. Gurira will portray Chisholm throughout her historic, but unsuccessful, campaign as the Democratic presidential nominee. The filmmakers have said that it will not be a traditional biopic but a retelling of a fierce icon.

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Lupita Nyong'o and Danai Gurira's 'Americanah' Series Axed Due to COVID-19

The 'Americanah' mini-series adaptation by Lupita Nyong'o and Danai Gurira has been axed by HBO Max due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic and scheduling conflicts.

According to Variety, the adaptation of the popular Americanah novel into a series has been cancelled entirely. The news comes after shooting for the production at the beginning of the year was delayed due to the coronavirus pandemic. HBO Max has decided that the project will no longer go forward after years of adaptation talks which secured a 10-part series with the television giant. Lupita Nyong'o and Dania Gurira were set to headline the project as both writers and executive producers.

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Danai Gurira Signs a Major 2-Year Deal with ABC Studios

The actress and playwright is set to develop, write and produce projects for ABC studios.

Chinonye Chukwu Will Direct the First Two Episodes of HBO Max's Upcoming 'Americanah' Series

Here's the latest news surrounding the highly-anticipated limited series, starring Lupita Nyong'o, Uzo Aduba and more.

Uzo Aduba and Zackary Momoh to Star Alongside Lupita Nyong'o In Upcoming 'Americanah' Series

The 10-episode limited series, executive produced by Danai Gurira, will premiere on HBO Max.

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Lupita Nyong'o, Danai Gurira, Idris Elba and More Stun at the 2019 Met Gala

Check out some of the most fabulous "camp" looks from this year's Met Gala.