Viola Davis and Sanaa Lathan are starring in two upcoming films, both of which happen to thrillers.
Lila & Eve
Viola Davis stars alongside Jennifer Lopez, with both women playing mother who have lost their sons. According to Shadow and Act,
The story follows Lila (Davis), a grief-stricken mother reeling from her son’s murder, who attends a support group where she meets Eve (Lopez), who urges her to take matters into her own hands to track down her son’s killers. They pair then embark on a journey of sweet revenge.
JuVee Productions, the company founded by Davis and her husband Julius Tennon serves as part of the production team for this film. Lila & Eve
The Perfect Man
Sanaa Lathan plays a woman trying to escape an abusive and obsessed ex, played by Michael Ealy.
According to USA Today,
Lathan plays successful lobbyist Leah Vaughn, who jumps into a passionate relationship with the seemingly flawless Carter Duncan (Ealy) in the David M. Rosenthal-directed film (in theaters Sept. 11).
It’s wonderful until Carter shows his true colors when he brutally beats an innocent stranger. That’s just the tip of the crazy iceberg. As Leah returns to the arms of her ex (Morris Chestnut), Carter starts spying on her, breaking into her house and threatening her.