Film - Fences

Watch the new trailer for Denzel Washington's film, Fences...

Some people build fences to keep people out, while other people build fences to keep people in.

Fences is directed by Denzel Washington from a screenplay by August Wilson, adapted from Wilson's Pulitzer Prize and multiple Tony Award-winning play. The play, set in the racially divisive 1950's tells the story of Troy Maxson, League baseball-player turned garbage-man, who has gone through life in an America where to be proud and black was to face pressures that could crush a man, body and soul. But now the 1950s are yielding to the new spirit of liberation in the 1960s... a spirit that is changing the world Troy Maxson has learned to deal with the only way he can...a spirit that is making him a stranger, angry and afraid, in a world he never knew and to a wife and son he understands less and less...

Written by Wilson in 1983 and opening on Broadway in 1987, Fences originally starred James Earl Jones and Mary Alice as Troy and Rose, winning them the Tony Awards for Outstanding Actor and Actress, as well as Best Play and Best Direction. When the play was revived on Broadwayin 2010, the lead roles went to Denzel Washington and Viola Davies, again winning them the Tony Awards for Best Actor and Best Actress, as well as the award for Best Revival for the play itself. Denzel Washington and Viola Davis now reprise their award-winning roles for this film, with Washington also directing, alongside a stellar cast including Jovan Adepo, Stephen McKinley Henderson, Russell Hornsby, Mykelti Williamson, and Saniyya Sydney.

The film is produced by Denzel Washington, Todd Black and Scott Rudin and heads into cinemas on 10th February next year. I think we can rest assured there will be more awards in this production's future.

Image - Paramount Pictures
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