Brie Larson To Play First Female Presidential Candidate | Film News
Academy Award winner, Brie Larson, is set to play the titular first female Presidential candidate in Amazon’s Victoria Woodhull. Woodhull was a leader of the women’s suffragette movement who ran for President in 1872, 40 years before women gained the right to vote.
Woodhull and her sister, Tennessee Claflin, were also the first women to open a firm on Wall Street and among the first women to found a newspaper. She’s probably one of the most important and influential people that most of the public haven’t heard of.
Amazon has picked up the rights for the film, and Larson will also help produce. Ben Kopit (The Libertine) will write the script.
With Larson set to appear in Avengers: Infinity War as Captain Marvel in 2018, it seems she wasn’t content playing one superhero, so she’s signed on to play another.