Viola Davis a ‘Law Abiding Citizen’

Jamie Foxx, Gerard Butler star in Gray's thriller

Oscar nominee Viola Davis has joined psychological thriller “Law Abiding Citizen” alongside Jamie Foxx and Gerard Butler.

F. Gary Gray is directing the pic, which began shooting Jan. 21 in Philadelphia, for the Film Department.

It’s set for domestic release in 2010 with Overture handling.

Story focuses on a man who, 10 years after his wife and daughter are brutally murdered, returns to exact justice from the assistant district attorney who prosecuted the case against their killers.

Bruce McGill, Leslie Bibb, Colm Meaney and Regina Hall have also joined the cast.

Film Department co-topper Mark Gill and Butler are producing with Lucas Foster, Alan Siegel and Kurt Wimmer. The Film Department’s Neil Sacker, Robert Katz and Michael Goguen exec produce, with Jeff Waxman co-producing.

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