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*Viola Davis and Jennifer Lopez will star as grieving mothers who take matters into their own hands in the upcoming film “Lila and Eve.”

Directed by Charles Stone III (“Drumline,” “Crazy Sexy Cool: The TLC Story”), “Lila and Eve” tells the story of a grief stricken mom (Davis), who in the aftermath of her son’s murder in a drive-by shooting, attends a support group where she meets Eve (Lopez), who has lost her daughter. When Lila hits numerous roadblocks from the police in bringing justice for her son’s slaying, Eve urges Lila to track down her son’s killer herself.

The two women soon embark on a killing spree of their own, as they work to the top of the chain of drug dealers to avenge the murder of Lila’s son.

Shea Whigham also stars as Detective Holliston, who is investigating Lila and Eve’s crimes.

The movie, from Lifetime Films and A+E Studios, is targeted toward a festival premiere and theatrical release in late 2014/early 2015. Davis will serve as an executive producer.