Miss Virginia is based on the life of Virginia Walden Ford.
The film stars Uzo Aduba (Orange Is the New Black), Matthew Modine (Stanger Things), Aunjanue Ellis (Pimp) and Niles Fitch (This Is Us). The film is directed by R. J. Daniel Hanna (Everything) and written by Erin O’Connor (Mama Rwanda).
Based on a true story, Miss Virginia stars Uzo Aduba as an impoverished single mother who is losing her fifteen-year-old son to the rough streets of Washington D.C. Unwilling to see him drop out and deal drugs, she places him in a private school. But when she can’t afford tuition, she launches a movement to change the system that is destroying him and thousands like him. Attacked and threatened by those who don’t want change –from corrupt politicians to the local drug lord, Virginia must discover depths of strength she never knew she had.
Vertical Entertainment will release Miss Virginia in theaters and on Digital and On Demand on October 18, 2019.