SMALL GREAT THINGS Adaptation To Star Davis and Roberts February 20, 2017 Viola Davis, who looks set to nap the Oscar for Best Supporting Actress with ‘Fences,’ and Julia Roberts (‘Money Monster,’ ‘August: Osage County’) are set to co-star in a big screen adaptation of best-selling author Jodi Picoult’s popular novel ‘Small Great Things,’ says Deadline. The book, published last year, follows the story of Ruth Jefferson, an African-American labour and delivery nurse at a Connecticut hospital. During her shift, Ruth, who has two decades of experience, is told not to touch the baby of a couple who are white supremacists. The next day the couple’s baby goes into cardiac distress with Ruth the only one present. Ruth hesitates before performing CPR and, as a result, she is taken to court by the couple. ‘La La Land’ producer Marc Platt is on board, alongside Adam Siegel (‘Ricki and the Flash,’ ‘Drive’).