Viola Davis and Jennifer Lopez Will Star in "Lila and Eve"
28 Jan 2014
Tony Award winner Viola Davis will co-star with Jennifer Lopez in the independent feature film "Lila and Eve," according to Deadline.com.
A+E Networks-Lifetime Films and A+E Studios have partnered with Davis and Julius Tennon’s JuVee Productions and Sara Risher’s ChickFlicks to produce the motion picture, which will have a festival premiere prior to a theatrical release sometime in late 2014/early 2015.
Pat Gilfillan's script will be directed by Charles Stone III.
"Lila and Eve," Deadline.com reports, "tells the story of a grief stricken mother (Davis), who in the aftermath of her son’s murder in a drive-by shooting, attends a support group where she meets Eve (Lopez), who has lost her daughter. The two women soon embark on a killing spree of their own, as they work to the top of the chain of drug dealers to avenge the murder of Lila’s son. Shea Whigham plays Detective Holliston, who is investigating Lila and Eve’s crimes."
Davis won Tony Awards for her performances in King Hedley II and Fences. She was also nominated for her work in Seven Guitars.
Holed up in a seedy motel on the edge of the Mojave Desert, two former lovers unpack the deep secrets and dark desires of their tangled relationship, passionately tearing each other apart. Led by director Daniel Aukin (Back Back Back at MTC, 4,000 Miles), Tony winner Nina Arianda (Venus in Fur at MTC, Born Yesterday) and Sam Rockwell (A Behanding in Spokane, The Way Way Back) bring an explosive intensity to Sam Shepard’s (Buried Child, True West) landmark myth of the new Wild West.