Odds & Ends: Viola Davis Set for James Lapine Movie & More

first_img Viola Davis Set for James Lapine Movie Two-time Tony winner Viola Davis has been tapped to star in indie film Custody, penned and directed by three-time Tony winner and Into the Woods scribe James Lapine. The Wrap writes that she will play a judge who is emotionally touched by a custody case in the courtroom drama. Davis, of course, has just come off killing it in the first season of ABC’s How to Get Away With Murder. Benedict Cumberbatch’s Role at Richard III’s Reburial Benedict Cumberbatch read a new poem at the reinterment service for (his very distant cousin) King Richard III on March 26 at the U.K.’s Leicester Cathedral, according to BBC News. As previously reported, the Oscar nominee and Olivier winner will play the monarch, who in 1485 was the last English king to die in battle, in an upcoming BBC drama. Richard III’s skeleton was discovered underneath a car park in Leicester in 2012. Al Pacino Heads to the London Stage Before Al Pacino returns to Broadway in David Mamet’s China Doll this fall, he’s allowing audiences across the pond a chance to get up close and personal with him. The two-time Tony and Oscar winner will appear in An Evening With Pacino at London’s Eventim Apollo on May 22; subsequent dates in Glasgow and Dublin will be announced imminently. Here’s a quick roundup of stories you may have missed today. View Comments Lea Michele to Headline Sex Comedy With Kate Upton Former Glee star and Broadway baby Lea Michele is teaming up with Kate Upton to appear in road trip sex comedy The Layover. Deadline reports that the William H. Macy-helmed film will feature the pair as BFF’s who end up falling for the same man. Production is set to start soon.last_img read more