The first official images for Fences, starring Denzel Washington and Viola Davis and also directed by Washington, have arrived online.
Fences is adapted from the 1983 play by playwright August Wilson. The 2010 revival of the play also starred Denzel Washington and Viola Davis and saw each of them win Tony Awards for their performances. It is believed that each star will be in the Oscar discussion come award season and the film itself should give distributor Paramount Pictures a strong contender. The movie will also star Stephen Henderson, Jovan Adepo, Russell Hornsby, Mykelti Williamson, and Saniyya Sidney. Check out the first images below, courtesy of Collider.
Here’s the synopsis according to Collider,
“Fences is a feature film adaptation of the Tony Award-winning stage play by August Wilson which takes place in the 1950s and revolves around an African-American former baseball star who now works as a trash collector, crossing the race barrier to serve as a driver, not just a barrel lifter.”
Fences arrives in theaters December 16, 2016.