regina king & shirley chisholm*Regina King knows what it means to speak things into existence.

The thespian shared publicly in the past that she has a desire to portray a trailblazing legend: the first black New York congresswoman and presidential candidate, Shirley Chisholm.

Now her dream could be realized.

In an interview with EURweb’s film guru, Kam Williams, it was actress Kerry Washington who revealed that King will be doing her idol in an upcoming biopic.

“I just heard that Regina King is doing Shirley Chisholm, perfect casting, which is another story that has to be told,” she said.

The only other public mention of a Chisholm biopic was back in 2010, when Viola Davis was considered to portray the political leader.

Nothing is official yet, but maybe Washington has the inside word. We’ll see.