The story centers on two frustrated mothers (Maggie Gyllenhaal and Viola Davis) who take action to change their troubled local public school. The movie is based on a true story, and will also focus on America's educational crisis as a whole.
Daniel Barnz (Beastly) will direct from a screenplay he rewrote from Brin Hill's original draft. Mark Johnson is producing through his Gran Via Productions banner. 20th Century Fox will distribute Still I Rise domestically.
Production is slated to start on May 23, on location in Pittsburgh.
Won't Back Down was released September 28th, 2012 and stars Maggie Gyllenhaal, Viola Davis, Oscar Isaac, Holly Hunter, Rosie Perez, Emily Alyn Lind, Dante Brown, Lance Reddick. The film is directed by Daniel Barnz.