Today Prime Video announced that multi-hyphenate Oscar and Emmy Award-winner Viola Davis is set to star in and produce G20, from Amazon Studios and MRC Film. Patricia Riggen (Miracles from Heaven, The 33) will direct from a script written by Noah and Logan Miller (White Boy Rick), with revisions by Caitlin Parrish and Erica Weiss (The Red Lion). Andrew Lazar will produce G20 via Mad Chance, joined by Viola Davis and Julius Tennon via JuVee Productions.
In G20, when terrorists overtake the G20 Summit, American President Taylor Sutton (Davis) must bring all her statecraft and military experience to defend her family, her fellow leaders, and the world.
“Viola is truly a one-of-a-kind talent both in front of and behind the camera, and we can’t wait to watch her bring the dynamic character that is President Sutton to life,” said Julie Rapaport, head of movies at Amazon Studios. “We look forward to working with the incredible filmmaking team and our partners at MRC Film to deliver this exciting movie to our Prime Video audience around the world.”
“Viola bringing her unmatched strength, depth and humor to this kind of fun, popcorn movie is something we cannot wait to see,” said MRC Film Co-Presidents Brye Adler and Jonathan Golfman. “In Patricia, we have the perfect director to balance a grounded character story with a satisfying genre film. We are thrilled to be partnering with Prime Video to help bring this movie to a global audience.” G20 was developed with MRC Film. The Amazon Original Movie will premiere on Prime Video in more than 240 countries and territories worldwide at release.