Newswire: Brie Larson is running for president (in a movie)

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If only because she’s going to play Captain Marvel and occasionally tweets about The Legend Of Zelda, Brie Larson has already proven that she’s a lot more likable than our current president, so now she’s going to put on an American flag pin and see if she really has what it takes to run for a movie. According to Deadline, Larson has signed on to star in and produce Victoria Woodhull, an Amazon Studios biopic about the first woman who ever ran for President Of The United States. Woodhull was a suffragist, naturally, and she ran in 1872—almost 40 years before women even had the right to vote.

Unsurprisingly, she was also a controversial figure, with even the Deadline story describing her as “a women’s liberator, non-conformist, conniver, narcissist, politician, and rebel” who had learned to “channel spirits” from her “con-artist father” so ...