Acquisitions – Indie Films
Justice For All: Samuel Goldwyn Films Take “Lila & Eve” into their Own Hands
Samuel Goldwyn Films weren’t especially active during Sundance this year, but are smoking barrels today with the pick-up of Charles Stone III‘s Lila & Eve, the closing film at the fest is a female-centric vigilante film starring Viola Davis and Jennifer Lopez. Plans are for a 2015 release.
Gist: This tells the story of Lila (Davis), a grief-stricken mother who in the aftermath of her son’s murder in a drive-by shooting attends a support group where she meets Eve (Lopez), who has lost her daughter. When Lila hits numerous roadblocks from the police in bringing justice for her son’s slaying, Eve urges Lila to take matters into her own hands to track down her son’s killers. The two women soon embark on a killing spree of their own, as they work to the top of the chain of drug dealers to avenge the murder of Lila’s son.
Worth Noting: Viola Davis and Jennifer Lopez actually starred in Steven Soderbergh’s Out of Sight.
Do We Care?: While we managed to miss Lila & Eve while in Park City, THR were unkind in their remarks calling it drinking game friendly and Variety think Viola Davis is awards category good.