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Viola Davis Developing Harriet Tubman Movie at HBO
Viola Davis produces new legal drama
Ending Childhood Hunger
with Viola Davis
Viola Davis reunites with
Director Tate Taylor
"You can't be hesitant about who you are."− Viola Davis
4/27/2015 Viola Davis is attached to star in an HBO telepic about the life of Harriet Tubman, the activist who helped devise a system that allowed hundreds of slaves to escape to freedom via the Underground Railroad..…
2/26/2015 Samuel Goldwyn Films has acquired North American rights to Charles Stone III’s “Lila and Eve,” starring Viola Davis and Jennifer Lopez.…
11/25/2014 Sundance Film Festival will premiere Lila & Eve starring Viola Davis and Jennifer Lopez…
11/25/2014 Viola Davis, who portrays tough-as-nails law professor/defense attorney Annalise Keating on ABC’s breakout hit How To Get Away With Murder, is set to produce another ABC drama project about a powerful female lawyer, this time on the other side of the courtroom aisle…
12/20/2013 Viola Davis has joined the cast of “Get On Up” which is an upcoming movie that will chronicle popstars James Brown’s rise from poverty and a bad home life to becoming one of the most influential musicians in history. The movie is directed by Tate Taylor and written by Steven Baigelman, Jez Butterworth and John-Henry Butterworth. Get On Up stars Chadwick Boseman as Brown, Nelsan Ellis and Tika Sumpter.
08/08/2014 Viola Davis has joined the cast of “Get On Up” which is an upcoming movie that will chronicle popstars James Brown’s rise from poverty and a bad home life to becoming one of the most influential musicians in history. The movie is directed by Tate Taylor and written by Steven Baigelman, Jez Butterworth and John-Henry Butterworth. Get On Up stars Chadwick Boseman as Brown, Nelsan Ellis and Tika Sumpter.
11/11/2013 The critically acclaimed show received awards for ‘Best Playwright,’ ‘Best Producer,’ and ‘Best Lighting Design.’ Produced by Julius Tennon and Viola Davis along with Alex Morris, Vanessa Paul, and Robey Theatre Co.’s Ben Guillory where the production ran April through May of last year…
10/25/2013 Hollywood’s New Leaders and 10 Assistants to Watch, along with their guests, mingled in the wide aisles of the Theory clothing boutique in West Hollywood on Oct. 24 at the Variety event celebrating the new generation of leadership in entertainment. The crowd included agents, managers…
09/04/2013 Capital City Black Film Festival (CCBFF) takes place from September 26-28, 2013 in Austin, Texas and exists to provide burgeoning Black filmmakers from across the nation an opportunity to showcase their works in one of the top cities in the United States for independent filmmakers.
04/18/2012 Her life tells a story of personal and professional excellence. Viola, 46, has given her stage and screen characters true presence, depth and authenticity because of her uncompromising real-life character.
01/24/2012 Of this year’s best picture nominees, “The Help” has been seen by the most American moviegoers. The civil rights drama released last August has sold $169.6 million in ticket sales — more than double the domestic gross of any of the other eight films nominated for the top prize at the Oscars.
11/23/2011 Full uncensored video of Award Season Roundtable Series with Glenn Close, Charlize Theron, Carey Mulligan, Michelle Williams, Viola Davis and Octavia Spencer.
11/23/2011 Viola Davis, who’s currently in the film, ‘The Help,’ and Dee Rees, director of the upcoming lesbian film, ‘Pariah,’ are teaming up to work on a project for HBO.Variety states that the pay cabler is close to finalizing deals for the untitled project Davis and husband, Julius Tennon, are developing with Rees, screenwriter Margaret Nagle and John Lesher.