Viola Davis In Talks For Lead Role in “Help”

Published by Clay Cane on Thursday, April 15, 2010 at 9:20 am.

violaAt the 2009 SAG Awards, Meryl Streep shouted during her acceptance for best actress in Doubt, “The gigantically gifted Viola Davis — my God, somebody give her a movie!”  Davis is an Oscar nominee but she is one of the most underrated actresses of this generationb.  Davis has conquered all forms of acting from stage to film.  Now, she might be a lead in her next movie — someone must’ve heard Meryl’s demand!  According to Variety.com:

Story, set in Jackson, Miss., in the early 1960s, explores how the unspoken code of behavior governing Southern households is shattered when an aspiring writer interviews a maid, who speaks candidly about her experiences. The interview sets off shock waves that reverberate across the entire community.

Davis would play the role of Aibileen, the maid. Emma Stone is eyeing the part of the writer.

Tate Taylor, a childhood friend of Stockett’s, will direct from his adapted script.

Hopefully, these talks result in Davis landing the part.  She has a movie opening this August with Julia Roberts, but I would like to see her in a lead role, especially in a movie that clearly has some depth.

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