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Sandra Bullock To Star As Wendy Davis In Film About Abortion Filibuster

Sandra Bullock has signed on to play Wendy Davis in an upcoming film about the former Texas Democratic state senator’s 11-hour filibuster abortion speech in 2013.

According to Variety Thursday, the 53-year-old “Miss Congeniality” star will play Davis in the movie titled, “Let Her Speak” produced by Todd Black and Jason Blumenthal. (RELATED: Sandra Bullock Makes Incredibly Generous Donation To Hurricane Harvey Relief)

HOLLYWOOD, CA - OCTOBER 26: (Editors Note: This image has been processed using digital filters) Actress Sandra Bullock attends the premiere of Warner Bros. Pictures' 'Our Brand Is Crisis' at TCL Chinese Theatre on October 26, 2015 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Tibrina Hobson/Getty Images)

Actress Sandra Bullock attends the premiere of Warner Bros. Pictures’ ‘Our Brand Is Crisis’ at TCL Chinese Theatre on October 26, 2015 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Tibrina Hobson/Getty Images)

Deadline explained, that the upcoming spec is a movie that details a historic day.

Let Her Speak covers that historic day and how a onetime teen mom who became a Harvard-trained lawyer showed the courage to change her own life, along with the lives of American women.

 

Four years ago, Davis donned pink running shoes and stood on the floor of the Texas state capitol, speaking for 11 hours and successfully stopped the passage of Senate bill 5.  It would have among other things, banned abortion after 20 weeks.

The move brought her to prominence in the Democratic party and made her a progressive darling. Many hoped that the popularity meant she was the next rising star, but when Davis decided to run for Governor in 2014 she lost to Republican Greg Abbott in a landslide.