Major Actors Round Off Star-Studded "Miss Virginia" Cast

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Matthew Modine, Aunjanue Ellis, Niles Fitch & Vanessa Williams Join Miss Virginia

We’re excited to share the official Deadline announcement that Matthew Modine (Stranger Things), Aunjanue Ellis (The Help), Niles Fitch (This Is Us), and Vanessa Williams (Ugly Betty) have joined Emmy-winning actress Uzo Aduba (Orange is the New Black) in our forthcoming feature film Miss Virginia.

Written by MPI executive vice president, Erin O’Connor, Miss Virginia tells the story of Virginia Walden Ford, the single black mother who took on Congress, special interests, and the status quo in order to get her son—and thousands of kids like him—out of failing schools and into good ones.

Production began in early April in Los Angeles and will continue through early May in Washington, D.C. Be sure to follow us on Facebook for all the latest updates!