Wednesday 17 January 2018

Viola Davis lines up new parts

Viola Davis will star in Beautiful Creatures and Ender's Game
Viola Davis will star in Beautiful Creatures and Ender's Game

Viola Davis has lined up two juicy new movie roles.

The 46-year-old actress, who has moved into leading lady territory since her Oscar-nominated performance in The Help, has bagged showy parts in Beautiful Creatures and Ender's Game, reports Variety.

Beautiful Creatures is about a pair of star-crossed teenagers who are dealing with a curse that has bedevilled the girl's family for generations. Viola will star as a librarian who is a friend of the boy.

The actress joins a raft of stars in Ender's Game, as so far Sir Ben Kingsley, Abigail Breslin, Harrison Ford, Asa Butterfield and Hailee Steinfield are all attached to the sci-fi thriller.

Gavin Hood's big screen adaptation of Orson Scott Card's best-selling novel is about a boy who develops military strategies through war games in an attempt to prepare for an intergalactic battle against "insect-like" aliens.

He and other young people are sent to a military training academy where a psychologist, played by Viola, will oversee their mental wellbeing.

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