CAA Signs ‘The Help’s Viola Davis

EXCLUSIVE: CAA, on a signing tear of late, has just inked Viola Davis. The actress recently took meetings with all the majors. This follows recent signings of Keira Knightley, Frost/Nixon writer/playwright Peter Morgan, Neil Patrick Harris and Jennifer Jason Leigh.

Oscar-nominated for The Help and Doubt, Davis won Tony Awards for the revival of August Wilson’s Fences with Denzel Washington, and for King Hedley II. She had been repped by APA.

Davis will next be seen in the Denis Villenueve-directed Prisoners for Warner Brothers and the Gavin Hood-directed Ender’s Game, which Summit Entertainment releases in November.

She continues to be managed by Estelle Lasher at Principal Entertainment and her lawyer is Michael Adler of Lichter, Grossman, Nichols, Adler & Feldman.

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