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.