‘Custody’: Meet the Cast of Lifetime’s New Viola Davis Movie

Viola Davis as Martha Schulman

Between making acclaimed performances in movies and starring in ABC's How To Get Away With Murder, Viola Davis found time to make Custody, a new Lifetime Original Movie. The film debuts on Saturday, March 4 at 8 p.m. ET and is a courtroom drama centered on a custody battle.

Custody tells the story of Sara Diaz (Catalina Sandino Moreno), a single mother. She nearly loses custody of her children after she is accused of hurting her son. Ally Fisher (Panettiere) is a recent law school graduate who represents her before Judge Martha Schulman (Davis), a Family Court veteran. The film was written and directed by Pulitzer Prize winner James Lapine (Into The Woods).

Davis is the headliner of Custody, especially since she just won an Oscar for her supporting role in Denzel Washington's Fences. She is the first African-American woman to win a Primetime Emmy, Oscar and Tony. She's only a Grammy away from joining the legendary EGOT club. Davis' next big movie is an untitled Harriet Tubman project.

Click through to meet the rest of the Custody cast. (Getty)




Whoopie Goldberg is an African American woman who has Emmys, a Grammy an Oscar, and a Tony.
Goldberg’s EGOT broken down:
E—Two Daytime Emmys, one for The View and one for Beyond Tara: The Extraordinary Life of Hattie McDaniel.
G—One Grammy for her comedy recording Whoopi Goldberg: Original Broadway Show Recording.
O—One Oscar for Best Actress in a Supporting Role in Ghost.
T—Best Musical Tony for Thoroughly Modern Millie.

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