Lila & Eve
Viola Davis and Jennifer Lopez star in the dramatic thriller Lila & Eve. Lopez and Davis first worked together on Steven Soderbergh’s ‘Out of Sight’ (1998). Take a look at the behind-the-scenes video and photos below. Two distraught mothers team up to avenge the deaths of their children, who were gunned down in a drive-by shooting.
Release Date: July 17, 2015
Studio: Samuel Goldwyn Films
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Director: Charles Stone III
Screenwriter: Patrick Gilfillan
Cast: Viola Davis, Jennifer Lopez, Shea Whigham, Julius Tennon, Chris Chalk, Andre Royo
Running Time: 1 hr. 34 min.
MPAA Rating: R for violence and language.
When teenage Stephon is killed in a drive-by shooting, his mother, Lila (Viola Davis), slips into a paralyzing grief. She joins a support group for women who have lost children to crime and meets Eve (Jennifer Lopez), a woman whose little girl was killed the same night as Stephon. Lila and Eve form a friendship, and Lila begins to crawl out of her depression. She develops a burning desire to find justice for her son, and she presses the authorities for answers, but they are slow-moving and ineffective. It’s Eve who has the idea first—join together, find the drug dealers who shot Stephon dead, and bring them to justice themselves.