One upcoming Viola Davis film that was announced in the spring and that we haven’t heard much or written about since that announcement got a title change; and maybe that explains why my Google alerts setup hasn’t notified me of any new developments with the film because I didn’t know about, and thus didn’t make the name change.
The education drama, produced by Walden Media & 20th Century Fox, was previously titled Still I Rise, and centered on two frustrated mothers (played by Viola and Maggie Gyllenhaal) who team up to transform an inner-city public school in Pittsburgh, PA.
The new title of the film is Learning To Fly, (likely changed to avoid any confusion with the Maya Angelou poem of the same name – Still I Rise).
Rosie Perez and Fringe and The Wire star Lance Reddick co-star in the film playing
the tough head of the school board (Perez), and Viola Davis’ husband who also happens to be a teacher (Reddick).
Daniel Barnz (Beastly) directed the film, which already wrapped principal photography, and is scheduled to be in theaters on March 30th, 2012.
No media to show yet, but soon I’m sure.