Viola Davis, Jennifer Lopez to Play Grieving Mothers in New Action Flick

By Jamilah King Jan 27, 2015

Viola Davis and Jennifer Lopez are teaming up for a new action film that’s being produced by Davis’ own JuVee Productions. The film is titled "Lila and Eve," and Tambay A. Obensen has the details at Shadow and Act:

The story – described as "’Thelma & Louise’ meets ‘Fight Club’" – follows 2 distraught mothers who team up to avenge the death of their children, after authorities are unable to find their murderers – a group of drug dealers. It’s a vigilante thriller that will show just how far any mother would go for her child. 

Yolonda Ross  and Aml Ameen are also in the cast, playing a member of a "Mothers of Lost Children" support group, which helps women who have lost children to violence, and Viola Davis’ son, respectively.

The film is making its debut at Sundance and filmmakers are looking for a theatrical distributor. 

In the video below, both actresses talk about the new project: