Viola Davis To Reportedly Star In An Adaptation Of Jodi Picoult’s ‘Small Great Things’

Jodi Picoult’s latest novel, Small Great Things, is gearing up for its theatrical release, reports Deadline. The film will follow the life of a labor/delivery nurse who is summoned to court following the death of a white supremacist couples’ baby in a Connecticut-based hospital. Based on hospital orders, she wasn’t allowed to touch the infant.

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The movie rights to Small Great Things, have been acquired by Amblin Partners. Reportedly, Viola Davis, the latest winner of SAG’s Best Supporting Actress award is starring in the film alongside Julia Roberts. One of the producers for La La Land, Marc Platt, is also set to join forces on the production side. With La La Land’s esteemed success in the box office—$225.5M worldwide and $106.7m in the states—it seems like this upcoming film can also reach those records.

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Small Great Things touches upon race relations in this country, an issue that couldn’t be anymore relevant right now considering Trump’s latest immigration ban. It also seems like it can make for an amazing movie. Picoult’s prolific writing has garnered the attention of show runners in Hollywood in the past. In 2009, her book My Sister’s Keeper was made into a film, and her novel, Sing You Home, is in the hands of producers Ellen DeGeneres and Jeff Kleeman.