‘HTGAWM’ Star Viola Davis To Star With Julia Roberts In ‘Small Great Things’ Drama Movie

By Johny Smith on Feb 03, 2017 11:09 AM EST

"How To Get Away With Murder" lead star Viola Davis is set to work parallel to Julia Roberts in a new film entitled "Small Great Things." Audience are about to see the tale written by Jodi Picoult brought to life by Davis and Roberts, the tandem dubbed as the female protagonists dream team.

Currently, the Davis and Robert led film is still in the first few stages of development and is yet to name its writer and director. Variety reports on the other hand that the producer Marc Platt of the hit film "La La Land" is already busy developing the project for his Marc Platt Productions company and Amblin Partners. 

Davis, the HTGAWM lead lawyer is considered the frontrunner for the Best Actress in a Supporting Role Academy award for her performance in the movie Fences, Davis also recently took home the Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor title suirng the Screen Actors Guild Award for the same movie. The upcoming project with Roberts has added more weight to the actress' chances of winning the Oscars.

It could be recalled that Picoult's past novel-to-movie "My Sister's Keeper" garnered mixed reactions from audience. Many believed that the movie was brutal look at medical emancipation and euthanasia. His next project "Small Great Things" aims to channel image to the current society rhetoric of the present.

Julia Roberts's recent acting project "Money Monster' which also starred George Clooney also garnered lukewarm reviews. Perhaps Roberts can come back to spotlight with this movie. Deadline states that the movie is still on the lookout for the perfect screenwriter, but the initial plan is to run the new project through the DreamWorks Pictures label.

The 2016 New York Times bestseller book tells the tale of race relations in modern America and follows the story of Ruth Jefferson. Ruth, a labor and delivery nurse at a Connecticut hospital, has a 20 years' experience with newborns on her record. She is now told not to perform check-ups on the new-born baby of a couple who are both white supremacists.

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