The Personal History of Rachel DuPree (2019)

The Personal History of Rachel DuPree (2019)

Director: Claire McCarthy Writer(s): Claire McCarthy, Ann Weisgarber (novel) Starring: Viola Davis, Quvenzhané Wallis Synopsis: A heavily pregnant woman on an isolated, drought-stricken ranch is not certain if she can trust her husband to put her and their starving...
Widows (2018)

Widows (2018)

Director: Steve McQueen Writer(s): Gillian Flynn (screenplay), Lynda La Plante (characters), Steve McQueen Starring: Elizabeth Debicki, Jon Bernthal, Liam Neeson, Colin Farrell, Daniel Kaluuya, Carrie Coon, Michelle Rodriguez, Jacki Weaver, Garret Dillahunt, Robert...
Small Great Things (2018)

Small Great Things (2018)

Director: Unknown Writer(s): Jodi Picoult (novel) Starring: Viola Davis, Julia Roberts Synopsis: The novel follows Ruth Jefferson, a veteran African America delivery nurse at a Connecticut hospital who is assigned to a new case, only to find out the that the patient’s...
Widows to Open the 62nd BFI London Film Festival

Widows to Open the 62nd BFI London Film Festival

from the BFI official website The 62nd BFI London Film Festival in partnership with American Express is thrilled to announce that this year’s Opening Night gala will be Academy Award-winner Steve McQueen’s Widows. The international premiere will take place on...
Untitled Harriet Tubman Project (2018)

Untitled Harriet Tubman Project (2018)

Director: Unknown Writer(s): Kirk Ellis Starring: Viola Davis Synopsis: The life of Civil War-era activist Harriet Tubman, who worked to liberate slaves in the American South by developing an a secretive system that allowed them to escape to freedom. Release Date:...
Burn (2018)

Burn (2018)

Director: Unknown Writer(s): A.J. Wolfe (novel), Fredrick Kotto (screenplay) Starring: Mahershala Ali, Viola Davis Synopsis:  A Northern California detective destroys a cartel while keeping his undercover life secret from his family. Release Date: Unknown | Length:...
I Almost Forgot About You (2018)

I Almost Forgot About You (2018)

Director: Malcolm D. Lee Writer(s): Terry McMillan (novel, screenplay), Ron Bass (screenplay) Starring: Viola Davis Synopsis: Georgia Young, a twice-divorced, successful optometrist. Despite a life, full of great friends and family, she hasn’t felt a romantic spark in...
The Woman King (2019)

The Woman King (2019)

Director: Unknown Writer(s): Unknown Starring: Viola Davis, Lupita Nyong’o Synopsis: The film is inspired by true events in the Kingdom of Dahomey, a powerful state in 18th century. It will tell the story of Nanisca (Davis), general of the all-female military...
Custody (2016)

Custody (2016)

Director: James Lapine Writer(s): James Lapine Starring: Viola Davis, Hayden Panettiere, Catalina Sandino Moreno, Ellen Burstyn, Jaden Michael, Bryce Lorenzo, Nicholas L. Ashe, Julius Tennon, Karen Pittman, Roger Robinson, Shenell Edmonds, Tarik Lowe, Scott Martin,...
89th Annual Oscar Nominations Announced *Update*

89th Annual Oscar Nominations Announced *Update*

from Variety.com Event: 89th Annual Oscar Awards Date: February 26, 2017 Location: Hollywood, California Academy President Cheryl Boone Isaacs was joined by Demian Bichir, Dustin Lance Black, Glenn Close, Guillermo del Toro, Marcia Gay Harden, Terrence Howard,...
Night Shift (2017)

Night Shift (2017)

Director: Marshall Tyler Writer(s): Marshall Tyler Starring: Tunde Adebimpe, China Shavers, Luis Daniel Acosta, Randy Jay Burrell, Alexia Rae Castillo, Red Grant, Cairos Heinen, Paul James Jordan, Robert E Lewis, Newton Mayenge, William Ngo, Anton Petrov, Calvin...
Fences (2016)

Fences (2016)

Director: Denzel Washington Writer(s): August Wilson, Tony Kushner Starring: Denzel Washington, Viola Davis, Mykelti Williamson, Russell Hornsby, Saniyya Sidney, DieselDonlow, Jovan Adepo, Stephen Henderson, Mark Falvo, Malik Abdul Khaaliq, Toussaint Raphael Abessolo,...
BAFTA to Hosts Viola Davis Career Retrospective

BAFTA to Hosts Viola Davis Career Retrospective

VENUE: BAFTA’s headquarters, 195 Piccadilly in London DATE:  January 15, 2017 The British Academy of Film and Television Arts has announced today that BAFTA-nominated actress Viola Davis will discuss her craft and career at a special ‘BAFTA A Life in Pictures’ event...
48th NAACP Image Awards Nominees Announced

48th NAACP Image Awards Nominees Announced

Nominees were announced for the 48th NAACP Image Awards are in. Winners will be announced on February 11, 2017 at a ceremony airing live on TV One. Anthony Anderson will return as host. ENTERTAINER OF THE YEAR Beyoncé Knowles Viola Davis Regina King Dwayne “The Rock”...
Actors on Actors: Tom Hanks & Viola Davis

Actors on Actors: Tom Hanks & Viola Davis

Tom Hanks and Viola Davis chatted during a taping of Variety‘s “Actors on Actors” on a range of topics, including sex scenes and diversity on TV vs film. For more, tune in when the fifth season of the series, presented by The Venetian Las Vegas, debuts on PBS SoCal on...
Conversations: Q&A with FENCES

Conversations: Q&A with FENCES

Q&A with Denzel Washington, Viola Davis, Jovan Adepo, Stephen Henderson, Russell Hornsby, Mykelti Williamson and Saniyya Sidney of FENCES. Moderated by Jenelle Riley,...
Mahershala Ali Makes Variety’s 10 Actors to Watch for 2016 List

Mahershala Ali Makes Variety’s 10 Actors to Watch for 2016 List

from Variety Variety is pleased to announce its annual list of 10 Actors to Watch, an honor the publication has bestowed since 1998. Past honorees include many future Oscar winners and nominees, such as Viola Davis, Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer, Brie Larson,...
Suicide Squad (2016)

Suicide Squad (2016)

Director: David Ayer Writer(s): David Ayer, John Ostrander Starring: Margot Robbie, Jai Courtney, Scott Eastwood, Cara Delevingne, Will Smith, Jared Leto, Joel Kinnaman, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Viola Davis, Common, Sabine Mondestin, Brianna Goldie, Raymond...
S&A Chats with Meegan Good

S&A Chats with Meegan Good

By Aramide A Tinubu | Shadow and Act Meagan Good has been working in the entertainment industry for well over twenty years. She first burst onto the scene as the troubled and secretive tween, Cicely Batiste in Kasi Lemmons’ 1960’s era “Eve’s Bayou” alongside Samuel L....

Debbie Allen Discusses Her Many Roles in Grey’s Anatomy Season 12

Elizabeth Wagmeister | Variety Debbie Allen rose to fame with “Fame,” serving as a director, producer and choreographer. She was also the first black woman to be Emmy-nominated in the dramatic lead actress category. More than three decades later, she has a recurring...
Viola Davis Says She Will Star in a Film Adaptation of Fences

Viola Davis Says She Will Star in a Film Adaptation of Fences

By Tambay A. Obenson | Shadow and Act Viola Davis, who won a Tony award for her performance in the 2010 Broadway production of “Fences,” has revealed that she will appear in a screen adaptation of the August Wilson play. “They are...
Viola on How To Get Away With Murder Season 2

Viola on How To Get Away With Murder Season 2

By Antonia Blyth | Deadline Hollywood It’s become an infamous TV moment: Two-time Oscar nominee Viola Davis removed her wig and wiped away her make-up as Annalise Keating on ABC’s How To Get Away With Murder, and the show took on a whole new edge. That scene was...
Lila and Eve (2015)

Lila and Eve (2015)

 Director: Charles Stone III Writer(s): Pat Gilfillan Starring: Viola Davis, Jennifer Lopez, Shea Whigham, Andre Royo, Aml Ameen, Chris Chalk, Julius Tennon, Yolonda Ross, Gino Vento, Will Brittain, Michole Briana White, Scott Poythress, Ian Casselberry, Whitney...
Black Actors Set Emmy Nominations Record

Black Actors Set Emmy Nominations Record

by Anthony D’Alessandro | Deadline Hollywood The Primetime Emmys showed substantial progress this year in recognizing African-American thesps, who received 18 nominations across all acting categories — easily eclipsing last year’s record high of 11 noms. The...
Actors on Actors: Viola Davis and Jane Fonda

Actors on Actors: Viola Davis and Jane Fonda

on Tackling Serious Issues With Their Characters Variety Staff | Variety.com The following is part of Variety’s Actors on Actor Emmy Studio. For more videos, click here. Jane Fonda: What is so interesting to me about movie acting and television acting — acting in...
Empire Leads 2015 TCA Nominations

Empire Leads 2015 TCA Nominations

Debra Birnbaum | Variety.com Freshman shows topped the Television Critics Association annual awards, with Fox’s “Empire” and Amazon’s “Transparent” leading the pack with four nods each, including the prestigious program of the year. The nominations were particularly...
Morgan Freeman to Produce Bass Reeves story for HBO

Morgan Freeman to Produce Bass Reeves story for HBO

Nellie Andreeva | Deadline Hollywood The story of one of the least known heroes of the Old West, Deputy Marshal Bass Reeves, is finally headed to the screen. HBO has HBO logoput in development an untitled event miniseries project, from Morgan Freeman and Lori...
Viola Davis Developing Harriet Tubman Movie at HBO

Viola Davis Developing Harriet Tubman Movie at HBO

Cynthia Littleton | @Variety_Cynthia | Variety.com 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. Davis is...
Suicide Squad: First Cast Photo Revealed

Suicide Squad: First Cast Photo Revealed

Variety.com Director David Ayer tweeted the first cast photo of “Suicide Squad” on Wednesday. The star-studded group, which includes Will Smith, Margot Robbie, Viola Davis, Joel Kinnaman and Jai Courtney, sat down for a table reading before the film starts shooting...
Viola Davis in Custody

Viola Davis in Custody

by Jennifer Maas • @jmaas421 | EW.com Oscar nominees Viola Davis and Catalina Sandino Moreno are attached to star in the James Lapine-directed drama Custody. The Into the Woods author also penned the film’s script, which follows a judge (Davis) who presides over a...
Viola Davis Only Has One Picture of Herself

Viola Davis Only Has One Picture of Herself

by Natalie Abrams | Entertainment Weekly …from her childhood. In it she’s a kindergartner wearing a red, blue, and white jumper, with a ponytail sticking out from her head. “That’s the little girl I remember,” recalls Davis, 49, who grew up in the tiny,...
Blackhat (2015)

Blackhat (2015)

Director: Michael Mann Writer(s): Morgan Davis Foehl (screenplay), Michael Mann (screenplay), Michael Mann (story) and Morgan Davis Foehl (story) Starring: Chris Hemsworth, Leehom Wang, Wei Tang, Viola Davis, Holt McCallany, Andy On, Ritchie Coster, Christian Borle,...
Get on Up (2014)

Get on Up (2014)

Director: Tate Taylor Writer(s): Jez Butterworth, John-Henry Butterworth, Steven Baigelman Starring: Chadwick Boseman, Nelsan Ellis, Dan Aykroyd, Viola Davis, Lennie James, Fred Melamed, Craig Robinson, Jill Scott, Octavia Spencer, Josh Hopkins, Brandon Mychal Smith,...
Dark Girls (2011)

Dark Girls (2011)

 Directors: D. Channsin Berry, Bill Duke Writer(s): D. Channsin Berry, Bill Duke Stars: Stephanie A., Soren Baker, Joni Bovill, Kirk Bovill, Viola Davis, Corinne Gilliard, Bill Johnson, Emily Yang Synopsis: Documentary exploring the deep-seated biases and attitudes...
The Help (2011)

The Help (2011)

Director: Tate Taylor Writer(s): Tate Taylor, Kathryn Stockett Starring: Emma Stone, Viola Davis, Octavia Spencer, Bryce Dallas Howard, Cicely Tyson, Aunjanue Ellis, Roslyn Ruff, Tarra Riggs, Carol Lee, Carol Sutton, Millicent Bolton, Florence Roach, Nelsan Ellis,...
Get Rich or Die Tryin’ (2005)

Get Rich or Die Tryin’ (2005)

Director: Jim Sheridan Writer(s): Terence Winter Starring: 50 Cent, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Joy Bryant, Omar Benson Miller, Tory Kittles, Terrence Howard, Ashley Walters, Marc John Jefferies, Viola Davis, Sullivan Walker, Serena Reeder, Bill Duke, Mpho Koaho,...
Antwone Fisher (2002)

Antwone Fisher (2002)

Director: Denzel Washington Writer(s): Antwone Fisher Starring: Derek Luke, Malcolm David Kelley, Cory Hodges, Denzel Washington, Joy Bryant, Salli Richardson-Whitfield, Leonard Earl Howze, Kente Scott, Kevin Connolly, Rainoldo Gooding, Novella Nelson, Stephen...
Out of Sight (1998)

Out of Sight (1998)

 Director: Steven Soderbergh Writer(s): Elmore Leonard, Scott Frank Starring: George Clooney, Jennifer Lopez, Jim Robinson, Mike Malone, Ving Rhames, Don Cheadle, Donna Frenzel, Catherine Keener, Manny Suárez, Dennis Farina, Keith Hudson, Steve Zahn, Albert Brooks,...