Viola Davis, Ellen Burstyn Star in New Lifetime Film by James Lapine; Watch the Trailer

Film & TV News   Viola Davis, Ellen Burstyn Star in New Lifetime Film by James Lapine; Watch the Trailer
 
Written and directed by Lapine, the film will premiere on Lifetime Television March 4.
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Custody, a court drama written and directed by Tony and Pulitzer Prize winner James Lapine (Into the Woods, Sunday in the Park With George), will air March 4 at 8 PM on Lifetime.

The cast features Oscar nominee and Tony winner Viola Davis, Oscar winner Ellen Burstyn, Hayden Panettiere, Oscar nominee Catalina Sandino Moreno, and Tony nominees Tony Shalhoub and Raúl Esparza.

The film premiered at Tribeca Film Festival in New York last year.

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Here’s how it’s described: “Custody revolves around three women brought together when hard-working single mother, Sara Diaz (Moreno), has her children taken from her after she is suspected of injuring her son. Ally Fisher (Panettiere), a recent law school graduate, is assigned to represent her case before Judge Martha Schulman (Davis), a veteran of the Family Court System.”

Take a look at the trailer below.

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