First Official Images of Denzel Washington and Viola Davis in Fences

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.

Advertisements

Join the Discussion

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s