Viola Davis to Star in Amazon Studios’ Action Thriller ‘G20,’ MRC Film (Exclusive)

Viola Davis, currently on the screens of The female kingcame aboard to perform and produce G20an action thriller from Amazon Studios and MRC Film.

Patricia Riggen, who directed 33 and miracles from heavenis set to direct the feature, with Davis and Julius Tennon, her husband and partner at JuVee Productions, joining Mad Chance’s Andrew Lazar as producers.

The screenplay, by Noah and Logan Miller (White Boy Rick), with revisions by Caitlin Parrish and Erica Weiss (The red lion), takes place at the G20 summit, which is overtaken by terrorists. Davis plays the role of the American president, named Taylor Sutton, who must bring all his political and military experience to defend his family, his fellow leaders and, of course, the world.

“Viola is truly a unique talent in front of and behind the camera, and we can’t wait to see her bring the dynamic character that is President Sutton to life,” Julie Rapaport, head of movies at Amazon Studios, said in a statement. .

“Viola brings her unparalleled strength, depth and humor to this fun, popcorn genre of film is something we can’t wait to see,” MRC Film co-chairs Brye Adler and Jonathan Golfman said in a statement. . “In Patricia, we have the perfect director to balance a grounded character story with a satisfying genre film.”

G20 was developed with MRC Film. The Amazon original film will premiere on Prime Video in more than 240 countries and territories around the world upon release.

In addition to the lining The female kingDavis can also be seen in cameo form in New Line’s black adam, reprising her role as sleazy government agent Amanda Waller. She also played this role in the HBO Max hit Peacemaker series earlier this year.

The actress, who won an Oscar for her performance in 2016 Fencescurrently running hunger games prequel The Ballad of Songbirds and Serpents and is replaced by CAA and The Lasher Group.

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