W. Earl Brown might join the Cast of ‘Shirley’

William Earl Brown has been cast in the upcoming biopic series ‘Shirley’ for Netflix. His character details are kept under wraps but his name is pretty much well known in the industry.


Brown is an American actor, producer, musician, screenwriter, and songwriter who has had a successful career. He is popularly known for starring in the 1996 film ‘Scream’ in the role of Kenny, in the 1998 film ‘There’s Something About Mary’ in which he played Warren, in the HBO series ‘Deadwood’ as Dan Dority which ran from 2004 to 2006. He also voiced Bill in the video game ‘The Last of Us’ (2013). The multi-talented actor also appeared in various films including ‘‘Backdraft,” “The Master,” “Being John Malkovich,” “The Sessions,” “Vanilla Sky,” “The Lone Ranger,” and “Bloodworth” (which he penned and produced). His works in TV series include “Seinfeld,” “NYPD Blue,” “C.S.I.,” “C.S.I. Miami,” “The X-Files,” “Six Feet Under,” “Preacher,” “Bates Motel,” “True Detective,” “American Horror Story,” “Chicago Fire,” and “The Mandalorian.”


The upcoming series ‘Shirley’ will be produced, penned, and directed by John Ridley (”12 Years a Slave”). Also serving as executive producers are Regina King along with Reina King on behalf of Royal Ties Productions banner. Furthermore, ‘Shirley’ will tell the story of Chisholm’s life and the rights obtained through a complete consensus with the Chisholm Estate. The biopic will present “an intimate, behind-the-scenes portrait of one of the most ground-breaking political leaders of our time during a seminal period in modern American history.”


Oscar-winner actress Regina King will play  Shirley Chisholm, the first Black Congresswoman in America in the upcoming biopic drama series ‘Shirley.’


“Shirley Chisholm’s fearless determination has been an inspiration to so many of us, and with this film we hope to inspire many generations to come,” said actress Regina King. “To collaborate once again with my friend and mentor, John Ridley, and the team at Participant, makes this decade-long journey even sweeter.”


Ridley further added: “Regina’s passion for bringing a complete and very human portrait of Shirley to life has been evident since literally the day we first met. I’m very thankful to both Regina and Reina for trusting me to partner in telling the story of this truly remarkable individual.”


“Shirley Chisholm’s life as a politician and her groundbreaking career in Washington is a critical part of American history that is far too often overlooked,” stated CEO David Linde. “We are thrilled to partner with John, Regina, Reina, and a tremendously talented creative team to share the story of this remarkable woman with audiences everywhere.”


The new Netflix series doesn’t have a release date but it is expected to be out in 2023.

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