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Perez and Reddick sign on for ‘Rise’

Join Gyllenhaal and Davis in inner-city pub school pic

EXCLUSIVE: Rosie Perez and “Fringe” thesp Lance Reddick have joined the cast of Walden Media’s education drama “Still I Rise,” which will be released in the U.S. by 20th Century Fox.

Inspired by America’s current education crisis, pic stars Maggie Gyllenhaal and Viola Davis as two frustrated mothers who team up to transform an inner-city public school in Pittsburgh.

Oscar Isaac and Holly Hunter co-star as a teacher and the head of the teachers union, respectively.

Perez will play a former teacher who is now the poised-yet-frank head of the school board, while Reddick will play Davis’ husband who’s also a teacher.

Daniel Barnz is directing, having recently rewritten Brin Hill’s original script.

Mark Johnson is producing through his Gran Via Prods. banner, and production is just getting under way in Pittsburgh. Walden Media’s Michael Bostick and Morgan Palmer are overseeing the project.

Perez, whose last studio pic was 2008’s “Pineapple Express,” earned an Independent Spirit Award nomination for her turn in “The Take” opposite John Leguizamo, who she recently re-teamed with on the indie comedy “Fugly!”

Reddick is best known for playing Lt. Daniels on HBO’s “The Wire.” Thesp also had a key recurring role on ABC’s “Lost” and recently appeared on the bigscreen in “Jonah Hex.”

Reddick is repped by Innovative Artists and Steven Adams Entertainment, while ICM and Authentic Talent & Literary Management rep Perez.

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