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Katherine Heigl To Star As First Woman To Run For President in 'Woodhull'

Katherine Heigl To Star As First Woman To Run For President in 'Woodhull'

Katherine Heigl has lined up her next film program with new limited series, Woodhull.

The 42-year-old actress, best known for her roles on Roswell and Grey’s Anatomy, will star as Victoria Woodhull, the first ever woman to run for President of the United States.

The series will be based on multiple biographies chronicling the life of Ms. Woodhull, and Katherine will also executive produce the show, Deadline says.

“The moment I discovered the almost too big to be true story of Victoria I have been enthralled and deeply invested in bringing her life story to the screen,” Katherine shared in a statement. “Victoria’s outrageous courage, determination, intelligence and hutzpah would be remarkable in our modern times but was downright revolutionary in hers. Her name and her story has not been celebrated nearly enough for the trails she blazed and the paths she forged for all the women who came after her. I cannot wait to tell the story of this woman who would not be stopped in a time that forbade her to even start.”

Victoria Woodhull ran for President in 1872 for the Equal Rights Party, which supported women’s suffrage and equal rights, and her running mate was abolitionist leader Frederick Douglas.

She, along with her sister Tennessee, were also the first women to operate a brokerage firm on Wall Street and the money they made from that, they used to start a newspaper.

Victoria‘s run for President was darkened when she was arrested and charged for printing obscenities after their paper published an exposé of a renowned preacher, revealing that he had committed adultery.

Just recently, it was rumored that Katherine might be returning to Grey’s Anatomy in one of Meredith’s dreams. However, it turned out to be this character instead.

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