Brie Larson To Star In Biopic Victoria Woodhull

In this Wed., Sept. 30, 2015 photo, actress Brie Larson poses for a portrait at the Four Seasons Hotel in Los Angeles. Larson stars as Ma in the new film, "Room." The movie opens in U.S. theaters on Oct. 16, 2015. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)

Amazon Studios have cast Brie Larson to play Victoria Woodhull in a biopic of the first female presidential candidate.

Woodhull was a suffragist who became the first woman to run and be nominated for President of the United States in 1872, more than 40 years before women had the right to vote. She was a women’s liberator, non-conformist, conniver, narcissist, politician, and rebel. Her con-artist father taught her and her sisters to channel spirits in front of crowds to bilk the superstitious. These skills formed the start for an ambitious climb that would bring Woodhull from rags to riches and back again.

Larson will produce as well as star in the project with Ben Kopit writing the script.