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Viola Davis to Star in Barbara Jordan Biopic

Viola Davis to Star in Barbara Jordan Biopic

I hope that Viola Davis is making tons of room in her house somewhere for the amount of Oscars and other fancy awards she’ll be collecting after this film comes out. Fresh off her award seasons wins for her portrayal of Aibileen Clark in “The Help”, Variety is reporting that Davis is setting her sights to bring a Barbara Jordan biopic to the big screen.

Jordan was the booming voice of the nation’s conscience during the Watergate hearings, and an African-American pioneer in politics and other areas.

Based on the biographical book “Barbara Jordan: American Hero,” by Mary Beth Rogers, writer/director Paris Qualles is adapting the book for a pic that traces Jordan’s rise from a poor Houston neighborhood to an elected member of Congress and an influential figure in liberal politics.

“In a world of movies about giants and Martians and toys come to life, if you can actually get involved with a movie about a human who single-handedly changed American politics, you say ‘yes,’?” Barclay told Variety. “We’re hoping this becomes a movie that shows the world everything that Viola can do. People haven’t seen everything that she’s capable of, and this role is so powerful.”

Davis, who is currently filming “Ender’s Game”, is hoping to produce the biopic e with her husband, Julius Tennon.

 

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