Paramount Pictures To Distribute ‘Fences’ Starring Denzel Washington, Viola Davis

fencesParamount Pictures announced that it, in association with Bron Creative and MACRO, will make Academy Award®-winner Denzel Washington’s “FENCES,” in which he will star and direct. Based on August Wilson’s screen adaptation of his Tony and Pulitzer Prize-winning play, “FENCES” will co-star Academy Award®-nominee and Emmy-winner Viola Davis (“THE HELP”). Both actors are Tony Award-winners for their performances in the play’s 2010 Broadway revival.

The film is produced by Washington, Academy Award®-winner Scott Rudin (“STEVE JOBS,” “NO COUNTRY FOR OLD MEN”) and Todd Black (“SOUTHPAW,” “THE GREAT DEBATERS”); and executive produced by Eli Bush (“STEVE JOBS”); Bron Creative’s Aaron L. Gilbert (“THE BIRTH OF A NATION,” “SPECIAL CORRESPONDENTS”), Jason Cloth and Andy Pollack (“I SAW THE LIGHT,” “THE BIRTH OF A NATION”) and MACRO’s Charles D. King (“MUDBOUND”) and Kim Roth (“INSIDE MAN”), along with co-executive producer Poppy Hanks (“BARBERSHOP 2: BACK IN BUSINESS”).

Said Brad Grey, Chairman and CEO of Paramount Pictures, “This important and beloved play has been a passion of Denzel’s for many years and it is with great excitement that we embark together to bring his dream project to the big screen.”

“FENCES” is the story of a one-time promising baseball player, now working as a Pittsburgh garbage collector, and the complicated relationships with his wife, son, and friends. The film’s ensemble cast includes Stephen Henderson (“LINCOLN”), Russell Hornsby (“Grimm”), Mykelti Williamson (“FORREST GUMP”), Jovan Adepo (“The Leftovers”) and Saniyya Sydney.

“FENCES” marks Washington’s third outing behind the camera following “THE GREAT DEBATERS” and “ANTWONE FISHER.” Paramount and Washington last collaborated in 2012 on the critically-lauded, live-action thriller “FLIGHT,” in which he received an Oscar nomination for Best Actor. The Robert Zemeckis-directed film also took in more than $160 million worldwide at the box office.

“FENCES,” co-financed by Bron Studios, MACRO, and Paramount Pictures, will begin shooting in late April in Pittsburgh.

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HTGAWM | Season 1 Captures

I updated the gallery with the missing captures from Season 1 of HTGAWM. I hope you enjoy them. Will be adding Season 2 in the coming week.

Gallery Links:
Viola Davis Online > How to Get Away with Murder {2014-Present} > Season One > Episode Captures > 01×04 | Let’s Get to Scooping
Viola Davis Online > How to Get Away with Murder {2014-Present} > Season One > Episode Captures > 01×05 | We’re Not Friends
Viola Davis Online > How to Get Away with Murder {2014-Present} > Season One > Episode Captures > 01×09 | Kill Me, Kill Me, Kill Me
Viola Davis Online > How to Get Away with Murder {2014-Present} > Season One > Episode Captures > 01×10 | Hello Raskolnikov
Viola Davis Online > How to Get Away with Murder {2014-Present} > Season One > Episode Captures > 01×11 | Best Christmas Ever
Viola Davis Online > How to Get Away with Murder {2014-Present} > Season One > Episode Captures > 01×12 | She’s a Murderer
Viola Davis Online > How to Get Away with Murder {2014-Present} > Season One > Episode Captures > 01×13 | Mama’s Here Now
Viola Davis Online > How to Get Away with Murder {2014-Present} > Season One > Episode Captures > 01×14 | The Night Lila Died
Viola Davis Online > How to Get Away with Murder {2014-Present} > Season One > Episode Captures > 01×15 | It’s All My Fault

Viola Davis to Executive Produce TNT Legal Drama ‘Conviction’

I hear TNT is developing Conviction, a legal drama inspired by the life of Kym Worthy, the chief prosecutor of Wayne County, MI, known as the toughest woman in Detroit.

How To Get Away With Murder star Viola Davis is executive producing the project with Debra Martin Chase (Sparkle). Empire co-executive producer Ayanna Floyd is writing the script and executive producing. The project was originally developed at ABC during the 2014-2015 season with another writer. ABC has a legal drama pilot Conviction this season, which is unrelated to this project.

Worthy became the second African-American to serve as a county prosecutor in Michigan when she was appointed chief prosecutor of Wayne County in 2004. She is known for a number of high-profile cases, like filing charges against Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick, and her campaign to clear a massive backlog of 11,000 unprocessed rape test kits in Detroit.

Davis and her producing partner partner Julius Tennon executive produce through their JuVee Productions, Martin Chase through her Martin Chase Prods. Both companies have deals with ABC Studios, which originally developed the project when it was at ABC but is not actively involved in the TNT version. Also executive producing are Floyd as well as Kim Swann and Leah Keith who brought Worthy’s story to Hollywood. Worthy is a consultant.

JuVee Productions, and Martin Chase Prods. are repped by CAA. Floyd, Keith, Swann, and Worthy are repped by ICM Partners.

Sofia the First Stills

During the series first season Viola voiced a character on Sofia the First. I have added images from the episode to the gallery.

Gallery Links:
Viola Davis Online > Sofia the First {2013} > Season One > 01×15 | The Buttercups {Stills}
Viola Davis Online > Sofia the First {2013} > Season One > On the Set

How to Get Away with Murder | New Season 2 Promotional Shoot

A new shoot of Viola as Annalise has been released for How to Get Away with Murder.

Gallery Links:
Viola Davis Online > How to Get Away with Murder {2014-Present} > Season Two > Promotional Images > Shoot 003

Vanity Fair Outtake

Remember how in the last post I mentioned that I love Annie Leibovitz? Well this picture shows you why … how beautiful is Viola?!?!?!?

VIOLA DAVIS
37 FILMS, INCLUDING SUICIDE SQUAD (2016); ONE EMMY, 2 TONYS; ON TELEVISION, HOW TO GET AWAY WITH MURDER.

Justice delayed isn’t always justice denied, at least not where show business is concerned. For an impermissibly long time Viola Davis has been delivering supporting performances that pack an outsize wallop, maximizing her screen time not through showy flourishes or scene-stealing gambits but by investing every moment as if it has a lifetime of experience behind it, putting serious money on every beat, often undercutting the solemnity with sly inflection. (She provided the emotional core to the blurring motion of Michael Mann’s techno-thriller Blackhat.) No matter the role or circumstance, her characters are always to be reckoned with, and the consistent high caliber of her work (Doubt, The Help) raises the question “Why is someone this great not getting bigger standing?” And now, after too long, she is, starring in the ABC series How to Get Away with Murder as the criminal-law professor who mind-games her student disciples like a mentor from an Iris Murdoch novel. Next major sighting: Suicide Squad, a DC Comics all-star howdy-do, where she attempts to reform super-villains by giving them something constructive to do: save the world.

From Jennifer Lawrence to Lupita Nyong’o: Hollywood’s Fiercest Women

My all-time favorite photographer is the amazingly talented Annie Leibovitz and to have her shoot Viola (and these other amazing women) for the newest Hollywood issue of Vanity Fair makes me super excited! Here is the beautiful cover and a peek into the issue which hits stands on Tuesday, February 8th.

For Vanity Fair’s 2016 Hollywood Portfolio, the legendary photographer captured 13 of the cinema’s finest actresses for the portraits you see here. Measured by years, awards, or performances, they’re dazzling to behold.

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