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.