While working at a Connecticut hospital, Ruth, a widowed labor/delivery nurse with 20 years of experience caring for newborns, is told not to touch the baby of a couple who are white supremacists. When the baby subsequently dies while Ruth is the only one present, she is taken to court by the couple.
Browsing: Jodi Picoult
Fresh off winning a Golden Globe and a SAG Award for Fences, Viola Davis has signed on to co-star alongside Julia Roberts in Small Great Things, an adaptation of the Jodi Picoult novel that is coming together at Steven Spielberg’s Amblin Partners.
Logline: When a music therapist’s latest pregnancy ends in a stillbirth, her husband decides he can’t handle any more heartbreak and leaves her. As she picks up the pieces of her life, she is surprised to find herself falling for a school counselor who happens to be a woman.