Posted by | Ray Cornelius 

I’m not sure how I missed this one but HTGAWM star Viola Davis is taking on the role of Rachel Dupree in the film adaptation of Ann Weisgarber’s book, “The Personal History of Rachel DuPree.”

According to Deadline, Davis is producing and starring in the film alongside “Moonlight” actor Mahershala Ali and Oscar nominated-actress Quvenzhané Wallis.

51kj8ddpudl-_sx324_bo1204203200_The story is set against the savage and harsh backdrop of the early 1900s South Dakota badlands where Rachel DuPree finds herself playing a game of cat-and-mouse with her ambitious husband Isaac on their isolated, drought-stricken ranch. Taunted by secrets and lies that scatter her marriage to a man she loves with such passion but somehow barely knows, Rachel must take matters into her own hands if her family is to survive, and fight for values that are worth more than land and ambition.

Production is currently underway for the film as well as Davis’ other passion project about the Underground Railroad’s Harriet Tubman.

Stay tuned…

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