Wendy Davis’ 12-hour Texas filibuster set for Sandra Bullock star turn
Wendy Davis’ famous 12-hour filibuster is coming to the silver screen — probably in a 2-hour version.
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 Salon.com.
“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.
Other coverage and commentary:
Sandra Bullock is going to play firebrand Wendy Davis — and we are so down pic.twitter.com/vRuJEvV721
— NowThis (@nowthisnews) November 10, 2017
Films about men: war heroes, presidents
Films about women: standing and supporting killing babies for a few hourshttps://t.co/3KUFXWVCbJ
— Ashley Rae (@Communism_Kills) November 10, 2017
How does Sandra Bullock go from playing Leigh Anne Tuohy (The Blind Side) who poured everything she had into a homeless black teen to playing Wendy Davis, filibustering, begging to kill as many Michael Oher types as possible before they even have a chance? pic.twitter.com/vRx2tefiTh
— HiCaliberLi'lGal (@HiCaliberLilGal) November 10, 2017
What you probably won’t hear in this film: Wendy Davis filibustered for the “right” to murder unborn children with brain waves, heartbeats, feet, arms, skulls, and cognizance of pain. https://t.co/q16usR5yUN
— Josh Hammer (@josh_hammer) November 10, 2017
— Texas GOP (@TexasGOP) November 10, 2017
You mean Wendy Davis as in … ? pic.twitter.com/gpGDq19Qsg
— Soquel by the Creek (@SoquelCreek) November 10, 2017
Will it include the part where she divorced her husband the day after he finished paying for her college?
— Daniel W (@1BusyDad) November 10, 2017