‘Still I Rise’ Gets Maggie Gyllenhaal and Viola Davis

Daniel Barnz is writing and directing this drama about two mothers who team up and bring change to an inner-city school.
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Maggie Gyllenhaal will star in Still I Rise Walden Media has set actresses Maggie Gyllenhaal and Viola Davis to star in the drama Still I Rise.

The story centers on two frustrated mothers (Maggie Gyllenhaal and Viola Davis) who take action to change their troubled local public school. The movie is based on a true story, and will also focus on America's educational crisis as a whole.

Daniel Barnz (Beastly) will direct from a screenplay he rewrote from Brin Hill's original draft. Mark Johnson is producing through his Gran Via Productions banner. 20th Century Fox will distribute Still I Rise domestically.

Production is slated to start on May 23, on location in Pittsburgh.

Won't Back Down was released September 28th, 2012.


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