Holly Hunter has signed on to star in Still I Rise, starring opposite Viola Davis and Maggie Gyllenhaal in the Daniel Barnz-directed drama about the campaign by a teacher and mother to transform a quality of education in a Pittsburgh inner-city public school.

Holly Hunter will play the head of the teachers union. Daniel Barnz recently rewrote the Brin Hill screenplay.

Holly Hunter is also in negotiations to star alongside Hailee Steinfeld in Romeo and Juliet, a Julian Fellowes-scripted version of the classic tale, directed by Carlo Carlei.

No production date has been set.