I figured I’d add the “Clive” part to the headline, lest you think I was talking about Chris “The Shermanator” Owen.
Oscar nominee Viola Davis (Doubt) will join Catherine Keener and Clive Owen in the David Schwimmer directed Trust. She also signed on to be with Zach Galifianakis for a project called It’s Kind Of A Funny Story.
Davis gained critical acclaimed for her performance in Doubt, which earned a best supporting actress nomination in 2008. She is also currently co-starring in Law Abiding Citizen with Jamie Foxx and Gerald Butler.
“Variety” says “‘Funny Story’ centers on a clinically depressed 15-year-old who checks himself into an adult psychiatric ward where he gains a new lease on life. Davis will play the psychiatrist who helps him understand his anxieties and provides him with the help he needs.”
“‘Trust’ revolves around a family who must deal with the ramifications after their 14-year-old daughter is victimized by an adult who gained her trust posing as a teenager on a chat room. Davis will play the counselor assigned to the girl’s case.”
I haven’t seen Doubt yet, but I’ve heard Davis was terrific in it. I though she was good in Disturbia, despite being limited to a very supporting role. Last week, we wrote about Clive Owen and Catherine Keener joining Schwimmer for Trust and now with Davis joining, this looks to be a film you can’t ignore. I’m also glad to see Davis branching out and doing an arty/indie type movie with Galifianakis in Funny Story.