No way #OscarsSoWhite makes a three-peat in 2017 because Fences is here to earn more than just an Academy Award worthy-buzz.
Released on Tuesday, the trailer for Denzel Washington and Viola Davis’ on-screen adaptation of August Wilson’s award winning play is so compelling we’re ready to buy our tickets right now.
With a leading role and a director’s credit, Washington stars as Troy, a former baseball phenom who now at age 53 feeds his family as a trash truck driver.
Mykelti Williamson will star as Gabriel, Troy’s brother, and The Leftovers actor Jovan Adepo will take on the role as Cory. Stephen McKinley Henderson, Russell Hornsby and Saniyya Sydney round out the stellar cast.
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This isn’t the first time Davis and Washington will settle into the roles of their Fences characters.
The two starred along side one another in the 2010 Broadway revival of the production and earned Tony awards for their performances.
Debuting in 1987, Fences won Wilson a Putlizer Prize and in the same year, James Earl Jones and Mary Alice took home Tony Awards for leading actor and featured actress, respectively.
We’ve only just seen the trailer for Fences, but stars Viola Davis and Denzel Washington should prep their Oscar winning speeches now because this film deserves it.
Take a look at the film’s trailer and prepare yourself for its Christmas 2016 debut.