Regina King’s Shirley Chisholm biopic ‘Shirley’ heading to Netflix

Regina King’s Shirley Chisholm biopic ‘Shirley’ heading to Netflix

Based on exclusive and extensive conversations with family, friends and those who knew her best, the film will tell the story of Shirley Chisholm’s boundary-breaking and historic 1972 presidential campaign.

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Rooney Mara to star in and produce Audrey Hepburn biopic

Rooney Mara to star in and produce Audrey Hepburn biopic

The biopic will be helmed by Oscar-nominated Italian director Luca Guadagnino (“Call Me By Your Name,” “Suspiria”). Michael Mitnick (“The Staggering Girl,” “The Current War”) is writing the film, which has been set up at Apple Studios.

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Biopic to chronicle Cher’s life and career

Biopic to chronicle Cher’s life and career

Cher’s celebrated career has spanned a famed variety television show, several studio albums and concert tours, a Las Vegas residency and many movies, including her Oscar-winning turn in “Moonstruck,” her Oscar-nominated performance in “Silkwood” and roles in “Mask,” “The Witches of Eastwick,”  “Mermaids” and more.

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Regina King to star in and produce Shirley Chisholm biopic

Regina King to star in and produce Shirley Chisholm biopic

Written and directed by Oscar winner John Ridley (“12 Years a Slave,” “Jimi: All Is by My Side”), the biopic will chronicle Chisholm’s 1972 presidential campaign, which was defined by youth engagement and her efforts to secure enough delegates to speak at the Democratic National Convention.

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Michelle Williams to portray trailblazing singer Peggy Lee in upcoming biopic

Michelle Williams to portray trailblazing singer Peggy Lee in upcoming biopic

The musical biography will explore the professional and personal life of Lee, whose career spanned nearly seven decades beginning with her first No. 1 single, 1942’s “Somebody Else Is Taking My Place.”

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Grammy-nominated singer Ledisi to again play gospel legend Mahalia Jackson in upcoming biopic

Grammy-nominated singer Ledisi to again play gospel legend Mahalia Jackson in upcoming biopic

Ledisi previously played Jackson in the Oscar-winning 2014 fact-based film “Selma,” director Ava DuVernay’s chronicle of Martin Luther King, Jr.’s iconic 1965 march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama.

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Mother-daughter filmmaking team of Swati Bhise and Devika Bhise share the story of an Indian icon with ‘The Warrior Queen of Jhansi’

Mother-daughter filmmaking team of Swati Bhise and Devika Bhise share the story of an Indian icon with ‘The Warrior Queen of Jhansi’

Devika Bhise told NBC News she had always heard about her mother’s lifelong interest in the historical figure. She said the film also provides an important opportunity to show viewers a different side of India, since many Western depictions of South Asia could be described as “poverty porn.” But she noted that in the 1800s India had one of the strongest and wealthiest economies in the world.

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Keira Knightley talks playing Iraq War whistle-blower Katharine Gun in political thriller ‘Official Secrets’

Keira Knightley talks playing Iraq War whistle-blower Katharine Gun in political thriller ‘Official Secrets’

Keira Knightley is portraying Katharine Gun, a real-life Iraq War whistle-blower, in the political thriller “Official Secrets,” opening Friday in the United States and in October in the U.K.

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Misty Copeland biopic ‘Life in Motion’ to be helmed by Nzingha Stewart

Misty Copeland biopic ‘Life in Motion’ to be helmed by Nzingha Stewart

The movie will chronicle Copeland’s rise from her poor and tumultuous beginnings — she only began ballet at the relatively late age of 13 and soon found herself in the middle of a custody battle between her mother and the ballet teachers who were her legal guardians at the time — to becoming a crossover star. Copeland has written books, appeared in movies and television commercials, and has become a sought-after speaker.

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Interviews: New feature film ‘Te Ata’ tells the story of trailblazing Native American woman storyteller

Interviews: New feature film ‘Te Ata’ tells the story of trailblazing Native American woman storyteller

Produced by the Oklahoma-based Chickasaw Nation, the feature film ‘Te Ata’ tells the story of a trailblazing Native American woman storyteller.

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