Viola Davis Steps Down From G20 Movie Despite SAG-AFTRA Waiver SuperNayr

Actress Viola Davis will not act in her upcoming movie G20 during the strike.

Davis is set to star in and produce an action thriller movie named G20. The film is from Amazon Studios and MRC Film and is set to be directed by Patricia Riggen, who directed The 33 and Miracles From Heaven. The film is written by Noah and Logan Miller (White Boy Rick) with revisions from Caitlin Parrish and Erica Weiss (The Red Lion).

The movie, “is set at the G20 Summit, which is overtaken by terrorists,” according to The Hollywood Reporter. “Davis is playing the American president, named Taylor Sutton, who must bring all her statecraft and military experience to bear to defend her family, her fellow leaders, and, of course, the world.”

Amid the ongoing SAG-AFTRA actors strike, G20 received a waiver which would allow them to film during the strike. This is because the film is from the non-AMPTP-affiliated MRC, and will only be distributed by Amazon Studios. However, Viola Davis said that despite the production receiving the go-ahead, she will not act in the film during the strike to stay in solidarity with the other actors.

“I love this movie, but I do not feel that it would be appropriate for this production to move forward during the strike,” Davis told Deadline. “I appreciate that the producers on the project agree with this decision. JuVee Productions and I stand in solidarity with actors, SAG/AFTRA and the WGA.”

What is Viola Davis’s new movie?

Her next movie will be The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds & Snakes, where she will portray Dr. Volumnia Gaul, the head gamemaker of the 10th Hunger Games.

The film releases on November 17, 2023, from Lionsgate.

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