It is shocking to think that there was once a time in American history where women weren’t even allowed to vote, let alone vie for the most powerful job in the country. We are just coming off a historical election, one that not only exposed a lot of issues festering in the underbelly of America, but also re-ignited the issue of women’s rights. Amazon studios has therefore carefully, and almost perfectly, chosen their next film. Amazon kept recent events in mind and is now working on a period political biopic about the life of Victoria Woodhull, the first woman to run for President in America.

Learning from Woodhull

There is no doubt that women have come a long way since suffragette, but clearly not enough to take top honors during election season. The pain is still quite fresh in the hearts of feminists, which is probably why Amazon has chosen to make their next film on the heels of this turbulent period.

Brie Larson will star as the titular character Victoria Woodhull, a women who single-handedly paved the way for other women in the field of politics. The film will examine her extraordinary life, as she contested for the Presidential post nearly four decades before women were even allowed to vote, all the way back in 1872.

Larson is also going to be one of the producers of the film, along with Lloyd Braun and Andrew Mittman.

The film script will be written by Ben Kopit and there is not yet a director for the film. Amazon studios recently had a lot of success with their previous Oscar-nominated production “Manchester by the sea”. The firm will be looking to continue their solid run with yet another mature and timely film.

What to expect

Brie Larson is going through a dream-run in Hollywood right now, one that perfectly mirrors her character in “Woodhull." She has been a commercial and critical darling off-late, with successful titles like “Kong: Skull Island” in her rear view mirror.

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She will also star in the fascinating action comedy “Free Fire” that is set to premiere next month. Apart from her acting gigs, Larson is also coming off her directorial debut in the Joan Cusack and Samuel L. Jackson starrer “Unicorn Store."

The most interesting part of this project is no doubt the subject matter that it will tackle.

The life of Victoria Woodhull will go a long way in helping America gain some perspective with regard to the 2016 elections, a period that nearly tore the country apart. It has been nearly 150 years since Woodhull ran for President, and her dream has not yet been realized despite coming the closest a few months ago. This is a vital landmark for America, and it is important to comprehend the journey made for the cause thus far. There is no better way to understand the magnitude of this journey than to relive the life of the woman who set the wheels in motion in the first place.