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Wendy Davis’ 12-hour Texas filibuster set for Sandra Bullock star turn

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Wendy Davis’ famous 12-hour filibuster is coming to the silver screen — probably in a 2-hour version.

Former Texas state Sen. Wendy Davis. Photo by Gage Skidmore via Wikimedia Commons
But the news is that Sandra Bullock has signed to play Davis, the former Texas state senator who briefly blocked an anti-abortion measure.

“During her stand, Davis could not leave the room, eat, use the bathroom or stray from the topic at hand or else forfeit the filibuster,” noted

“Variety is already speculating that Bullock could be in award contention if the film makes it to the screen considering that she’s already won an Oscar for her role in another adaptation of a true story, ‘The Blind Side.’”

The movie, called “Let Her Speak,” would depict June 25, 2013, the day (and night) of the filibuster.

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