Viola Davis Eyeing Political Biopic About Congresswoman Barbara Jordan, ‘Don’t Be a Menace’ Director Paris Barclay to Helm
Posted on Friday, March 9th, 2012 by Angie Han
Viola Davis may have lost the Oscar to Meryl Streep in one of the few upsets at this year’s ceremony, but it appears she’s taking a page out of Streep’s book for her next leading role. Davis is eyeing a role in her own political biopic, about Congresswoman Barbara Jordan.
Davis is currently developing the project with director Paris Barclay, and would produce with her husband Julius Tennon and Barclay. Also producing are Shelly Glasser and Diane Nabatoff, who optioned the rights to the biography on which the film will be based. More details after the jump.