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Larson to play Victoria Woodhull

Actress Brie Larson will star in a movie about the first woman to run for US president decades before American women even had the right to vote in 1920.

The 27-year-old will play the lead in Victoria Woodhull, which is about the 1872 presidential candidate, in a film by Amazon Studios, according to online entertainment magazine Deadline.com.

A candidate of the Equal Rights Party, Woodhull was an unconventional reformer and champion of female suffrage. She lost to Republican Ulysses S. Grant.

The film will be co-produced by Larson, who won the Best Actress Oscar last year for her role as a captive mother in the movie Room. - REUTERS

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