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Regina King 1st Look As 1st Black Congresswoman Shirley Chisholm

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Regina King on the Ohio set of biopic ‘Shirley’ that focuses on the life and work of the first African-American congresswoman and presidential candidate Shirley Chisholm.

This marks King’s first public sighting since the tragic death of her son Ian Alexander Jr.

An upcoming Netflix biopic of the Unbought and unbossed trailblazing politician titled Shirley is currently in production in King’s hometown of Cincinnati, Ohio.

This has been the first time King has been seen since the untimely passing of her only son, Ian Alexander, Jr., at the end of January.

The biopic is slated to be written and directed by Oscar-winning filmmaker John Ridley and produced by King and her Royal Ties Productions, while Jeff Skoll and Anikah McLaren will executive produce the film.

“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,” King said in a written statement. “To collaborate once again with my friend and mentor, John Ridley, and the team at Participant, makes this decade-long journey even sweeter.”