All Upcoming Viola Davis Movies We Are Excited About

January 28, 2019
4 min read

Viola Davis is one of the finest actresses working in Hollywood at the present. She is one of the few performers to have won an Academy Award, a Tony Award, and an Emmy Award, dubbed the ‘Triple Crown of Acting’. Davis made her screen debut with a small role as a nurse in ‘The Substance of Fire’, which released in 1996. After that, she did guest spots in various TV shows and films. She appeared on Broadway in the play, titled ‘King Hedley II’ in 2001. Davis was awarded a Tony for Best Featured Actress in a Play for the show. Her breakthrough in films came in 2008 when she was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her role in the drama ‘Doubt’.

In 2010, she won the Tony Award for Best Actress in a Play for her role as Rose Maxson in the revival of August Wilson’s play ‘Fences’. She also appeared in many movies that year including the role of Gail Friedman in ‘Trust’; Delia Shiraz in ‘Eat Pray Love’; Director George in ‘Knight and Day’; and Dr. Eden Minerva in ‘It’s Kind of a Funny Story’. Davis then played the lead role of a 1960s housemaid Aibileen Clark in the 2011 comedy-drama ‘The Help’. She received the nomination for the Academy Award for Best Actress for her role. Davis then gave an amazing performance as Nancy Birch in ‘Prisoners’, which released in 2013. That same year she played the character of Major Gwen Anderson in ‘Ender’s Game’. She appeared as Susie Brown in James Brown’s biopic ‘Get on Up’, which released in 2014.

Davis started playing lawyer Annalise Keating in the drama series ‘How to Get Away with Murder’ in 2014. In 2015, she became the first black woman to win the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series for her performance in the show. The show is currently in its fifth season and is still performing strongly in terms of ratings. She appeared as Amanda Waller in the superhero film ‘Suicide Squad’, which released in 2016. Davis reprised her role of Rose Maxson in the film adaptation of the play ‘Fences’, which released in 2016. The role earned her the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress.

In 2018, she played the character of Veronica Rawlings in Steve Mcqueen’s heist film ‘Widows’. At this point, the question that might be circling your mind is what and when is the next Viola Davis movie coming? Well, the good news is that we have a clear answer to that question. Here’s the list of upcoming Viola Davis films scheduled to release in 2019 and 2020. We can only hope that the latest Viola Davis movies would be as good as some of her recent ones.

1. Troop Zero (2019)

‘Troop Zero’ is a comedy-drama being directed by Bert & Bertie. It is set in rural 1977 Georgia and follows a misfit girl’s dreams of life in outer space. And when a competition offers her chance to be recorded on NASA’s Golden Record, she recruits a makeshift troop of Birdie Scouts, which forges into friendships that last a lifetime. At this moment, nothing is known at the moment about the character that will be played by Davis in the movie. The movie also stars Allison Janney in the lead role alongside her. Davis has not done many comic roles in her career but the last time she did one, she was nominated for an Academy Award. The expectations from this movie are high as it stars two of the best actresses in the industry. No release date has been set for the film but it will most probably release in late-2019.

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Untitled Harriet Tubman Project (TBA)

The film is based on the life of Civil War-era activist Harriet Tubman, who worked to liberate slaves in the American South by developing a secretive system that allowed them to escape to freedom. Viola Davis has been roped to play the central role of Harriet Tubman. Film also stars Mike Gassaway and is going to be directed by Kirk Ellis.

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