Rosie Perez, Lance Reddick Join "Still I Rise"

Rosie Perez, Lance Reddick Join "Still I Rise"

Stars join Viola Davis' new film on the public education system.

Published May 27, 2011

Rosie Perez and Lance Reddick (star of Fringe and The Wire) have both joined the cast of Still I Rise, according to Indie Wire. Still I Rise, which isn’t related to the Maya Angelou poem, also stars Viola Davis and Maggie Gyllenhaal as two frustrated mothers who team up to transform an inner-city public school in Pittsburgh, PA.

Oscar nominee Perez will play the tough head of the school board, while Reddick will play Viola Davis’ husband, who also happens to be a teacher.

The movie, which is helmed by Walden Media/20th Century Fox, was initially announced about three weeks ago. Daniel Barnz (Beastly) is set to direct.  


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Written by Starr Rhett


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