Maggie Gyllenhaal, Viola Davis Set To “Rise”

Maggie Gyllenhaal (“The Dark Knight”) and Viola Davis (“Doubt”) are both set to star in the topical drama “Still I Rise” for 20th Century Fox and Walden Media reports Deadline.

The story takes aim at the crisis of public education in America with the pair playing two mothers who channel frustration into action and join forces to transform an inner-city public school.

Daniel Barnz (“Beastly”) directs and recently re-wrote the script by Brin Hill. Mark Johnson will produce and shooting kicks off May 23rd.