Regina King rumored to play NY Congresswoman Shirley Chisholm in new film

A few years back Regina King mentioned that she would love to portray the first black New York Congresswoman and presidential candidate Shirley Chisholm in a film and it looks like the actress may have finally gotten her chance.

While Regina hasn’t said anything about the role for some time, Kerry Washington recently let the news slip in an interview with Kam Williams for BMoreNews.com. While answering questions about her upcoming movie roles, she casually said,

“And I just heard that Regina King is doing Shirley Chisholm, perfect casting, which is another story that has to be told.”

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