Larson, 27, will play the lead in "Victoria Woodhull" about
the 1872 presidential candidate in a film by Amazon Studios,
according to online entertainment magazine Deadline.com.
Woodhull was the first woman to seek the U.S. presidency.
Last year, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, a
Democrat, was the first woman to win the presidential nomination
by a major political party.
A candidate of the Equal Rights Party, Woodhull was an
unconventional reformer and champion of female suffrage. She
lost to Republican Ulysses S. Grant.
"Victoria Woodhull" will be co-produced by Larson, who won an
Oscar last year for her role as a captive mother in the movie
Women in the United States won the right to vote in 1920.
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