Viola Davis’ dance card is getting filled up pretty quickly with future projects; Variety has reported that she’s joined the cast of two major film projects to be shot this year.
The first is the sci-fi thriller Ender’s Game based on the novel by Orson Scott Card, to be produced by OddLot, K/O Paper Products and Digital Domain. She’ll co-star along with Harrison Ford, , Asa Butterfield, Hailee Steinfeld (True Grit), and Abigail Breslin, with South African diector Gavin Hood (Tsotsi, Wolverine) directing and scripting the adaptation.
According to the synopsis the film is “set in Earth’s utopian future and follows a genius strategist recruited by the government to help destroy an insect-like alien race. Davis will play a military psychologist who oversees the emotional welfare of the young trainees in the program and who also helps design the games that test their skills and resilence.”
After she finishes work on that film, she’s set to star later this year as the female lead in a film titled Beautiful Creatures, which will be written and directed by Richard LaGravenese.
In that film, centered on two teens who must confront a curse that has haunted the girl’s family for generations, Davis will play a librarian and a friend of one of the teenage boys’ deceased mother, and who will do whatever is in her power to protect him.
And all that is on top of the HBO project she’s currently developing with Pariah filmmaker Dees Rees.