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‘Shirley’ Heads to Netflix With All-Star Cast Including Regina King

‘Shirley’ Heads to Netflix With All-Star Cast Including Regina King

Participant and Regina King’s Royal Ties Productions’ film Shirley will be heading to Netflix. King will star as Shirley Chisholm in the film written and directed by John Ridley (GuerrillaLet It Fall: Los Angeles 1982-1992). 

Shirley is the intimate portrayal of trailblazing political icon Shirley Chisholm, the first Black Congresswoman and the first Black woman to run for President of the U.S, and the cost of accomplishment for Shirley herself. This film will tell the story of Chisholm’s boundary-breaking and historic presidential campaign, based on exclusive and extensive conversations with family, friends, and those who knew her best.

Along with King, the cast includes Lance Reddick (John Wick 1-4), Lucas Hedges (Manchester by the Sea), Christina Jackson (Swagger), Michael Cherrie (Home Again), Dorian Missick (For Life), Amirah Vann (Underground), W. Earl Brown (Deadwood), with André Holland (Passing) and Terrence Howard (Empire

Participant will be focusing its impact work tied to Shirley around the company’s ongoing dedication to advancing civic engagement and social justice.

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Anikah McLaren and Elizabeth Haggard will produce for Participant; along with Regina King and Reina King for Royal Ties Productions and John Ridley. Jeff Skoll and Ted Gidlow will executive produce.

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