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Viola Davis joins Prisoners cast

Viola Davis joins Prisoners cast

May 13 2013, 12:13am CDT | by

Viola Davis has joined the cast of 'Prisoners'. The 'Help' actress will star alongside Hugh Jackman, Jake Gyllenhaal, Paul Dano and Melissa Leo in the thriller, which will be directed by 'Incendies...

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Viola Davis joins Prisoners cast

May 13 2013, 12:13am CDT | by

Viola Davis has joined the cast of 'Prisoners'.

The 'Help' actress will star alongside Hugh Jackman, Jake Gyllenhaal, Paul Dano and Melissa Leo in the thriller, which will be directed by 'Incendies' helmsman Denis Villeneuve.

The film - which has been written by Aaron Guzikowski - follows a small-town carpenter, played by Hugh, whose young daughter and best friend are kidnapped. When police fail to find the girls, he takes the law into his own hands but runs up against Detective Loki (Gyllenhaal), the big-city cop assigned to the case.

Production on the film is scheduled to begin next year, with Alcon Entertainment planning to release the movie in autumn 2013 through their output deal with Warner Bros..

Andrew Kosove and Broderick Johnson are producing for Alcon Entertainment, along with 8:38 Productions' Kira Davis and Madhouse Entertainment's Adam Kolbrenner. Ed McDonnell and John Stark have been appointed executive producers.

Viola has a string of movies in the pipeline and can be seen next year in 'The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: His' and 'The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Hers', 'Beautiful Creatures' and 'Ender's Game'.

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Viola Davis: Most Roles Offered to Black Actresses are “Mammy-ish”

Sep 14 2014 10:46am CDT | Source: tvguide

Viola Davis says she's tired of being offered roles that she describes as "downtrodden" or "mammy-ish." In an interview with The New York Times Magazine, the How to Get Away with Murder star says there simply aren't enough meaty roles being offered to black women in Hollywood — and, she adds, those given to Halle Berry and her Shondaland counterpart, Scandal's Kerry Washington, don't count. Read More > Other Links From T ...
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6 days ago

Variety Announces 6th Annual Power of Women Honorees

Sep 9 2014 3:00pm CDT | Source: Variety

Jane Fonda, Reese Witherspoon, Jennifer Lopez, Viola Davis and Universal Pictures Chairman Donna Langley will be honored at Variety‘s sixth annual Power of Women luncheon as Lifetime Impact Honorees for their humanitarian efforts. “The women of the entertainment industry are among the most passionate champions of philanthropy and affecting change for ...
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Honorees Announced for Variety's Power of Women Event, Presented by Lifetime

Sep 9 2014 10:17am CDT | Source: extratv

Variety's Power of Women event, presented by Lifetime Television, announced on Tuesday that actresses Jane Fonda, Reese Witherspoon, Jennifer Lopez, Viola Davis and Universal Pictures Chairman Donna Lan ...
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Fall 2014 TV Guide - Part 1: New Shows

Aug 28 2014 4:17am CDT | Source: ace showbiz

Comics-adapted series 'Gotham' and 'Constantine', provocative drama' The Affair' and Viola Davis-starring 'How to Get Away with Murder' from Shondaland are just some of the ambitious new shows ...
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EMMYS: Viola Davis, Allison Janney, Sofia Vergara Among Primetime Presenters

Aug 14 2014 12:19pm CDT | Source: Deadline

Viola Davis, Allison Janney, Keegan-Michael Key, Lucy Liu, Debra Messing, Jordan Peele, Andy Samberg, Octavia Spencer and Sofia Vergara have been added to the presenters list for the 66th Primetime Emmy Awards. They join previously announced Halle Berry, Bryan Cranston, Zooey Deschanel, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Woody Harrelson, Adam Levine, Matthew McConaughey, Julianna Margulies, Jim Parsons, Amy Poehler, Julia Roberts, Gwen Stefani a ...
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6 weeks ago

Get On Up Exclusive: Tate Taylor Brings James Brown Story To Life

Jul 31 2014 3:02pm CDT | Source: movie fanatic

When director Tate Taylor was deciding how he would follow up The Help, he told us in our exclusive interview, he never thought it would be the James Brown biopic Get On Up. For one, the entire effort would ride on casting. But, given his love of casting actors (his favorite part of the director’s job) and how he scored in that department with The Help, he thought he might be able to find the perfect James Bro ...
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Box Office Preview: ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ Expected To Rock-et; The Down Low On ‘Get On Up’

Jul 31 2014 1:47pm CDT | Source: Deadline

Disney/Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy and Universal’s James Brown biopic Get On Up both bow tonight in late nights but all eyes are on Guardians which storms into theaters at 7 PM. This is a title with a relatively unknown actor in the lead (Chris Pratt) and about minor characters in the Marvel Universe, so this is relying quite heavily on the Marvel brand. Will they wish they had Bradley Cooper in the starring role and Chris ...
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6 weeks ago

Get On Line: Pluto.TV To Stream James Brown ’60s Videos On Biopic’s Debut Weekend

Jul 29 2014 8:20pm CDT | Source: Deadline

Online video site Pluto.TV will launch a James Brown-focused channel, streaming for free his classic 1960s-era live performances and timed with the Friday debut of “Get On Up,” a biopic about the “Godfather of Soul,” starring Chadwick Boseman and Viola Davis and directed by Tate Taylor. The programming is coming from videos of Brown performances on the T.A.M.I. Show, a 1968 concert at Harlem’s Apollo Theater, a documentary about Brown’s riot-quelling show in Boston the night that Martin Luther K ...
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