Finally garnering an Oscar win after two previous nominations, Viola Davis (Fences) is heading for a new project that should see her co-starring with fellow Academy Award® winner Julia Roberts (Secret In Their Eyes). News arrives via Deadline that she is attached to the adaptation of Jodi Picoult's Small Great Things.
The movie is still at an embryonic stage, with no writer or director attached as yet, though La La Land (2016) producer Marc Platt will develop the film for his company and Amblin Partners.
Small Great Things tackles the sensitive subject of race relations as it follows Ruth, a delivery nurse who is a 20-year veteran in taking care of newborns at a Connecticut hospital. But she is told not to touch the baby of a couple who are white supremacists. When the couple's baby dies and Ruth is the only one present, the couple takes her to court.
You can see Davis' award winning performance in Fences in cinemas now, while Roberts will next be seen in Wonder and heard in Smurfs: The Lost Village.