While the recent election saw the first female ever to receive the nomination for president by a major political party, there was one woman who came before Hillary Clinton who put that first crack in the glass ceiling: Victoria Woodhull. And soon, her story will come to life on the silver screen.
According to the Huffington Post, Brie Larson will take on the role of Woodhull — the first female presidential candidate 0f the United States — in a forthcoming biopic. A suffragist, HuffPost says Woodhull ran for office the Equal Rights Party ticket in 1872.
Her efforts did not stop at running for the presidency; HuffPost reports she also “published a journal with her sister to promote social reform and founded the first woman-run stock brokerage.”
As for Larson, her duties on the film aren’t reserved to portraying the title role; HuffPost says she will also serve as a producer on the film.