Brie Larson to Play First U.S. Female Presidential Candidate in Upcoming Film
In the midst of speaking out about women's rights and the importance of voting, Brie Larson is adding a particularly fitting new role to her acting repertoire.
In an untitled upcoming film, the Oscar winner will star as Victoria Woodhull, the first woman to run for president in the United States and a leader in the women's suffrage movement, according to Deadline. Larson will also produce the film, which was picked up by Amazon Studios.
Woodhull became the first woman to run and be nominated for President of the United States in 1872, which was more than 40 years before women even had the right to vote. Although the feminist icon didn't win her bid for election, she did go on to become the first woman to own a Wall Street investment firm, according to CNN.
The role suits Larson, who not only participated in January's Women's March, but has also been an outspoken advocate for Planned Parenthood and sexual assault victims.
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So far, no further details regarding costars or a production start date have been revealed, but, we can't wait to see Larson hit the big screen in this landmark role.