Poster for “Fences” Adaptation Released

Paramount Pictures has just released the official poster for the forthcoming Fences, the third feature film to be directed by two-time Academy Award winner Denzel Washington.

Set to hit theaters on December 25th, Fences sees Washington step back behind the camera for the first time since 2007’s The Great Debaters, breathing life into the words of August Wilson, who has adapted his own Pulitzer Price and Tony Award winning play.

The production, which debuted on Broadway in 1987 and was revived in 2010 (starring none other than Washington and film co-star Viola Davis), takes place during the 1950s when racial tensions were high.  Troy, an African-American father who is struggling to cope with the stress, is working to raise his family as he comes to terms with the events of his life.

Joining Washington and Davis in the film adaptation are Jovan Adept, Stephen McKinley Henderson and Russell Hornsby.



About Stephen Davis

Stephen Davis
I owe this hobby/career to the one and only Stephanie Peterman who, while interning at Fox, told me that I had too many opinions and irrelevant information to keep it all bottled up inside. I survived my first rated R film, Alive, at the ripe age of 8, it took me months to grasp the fact that Julia Roberts actually died at the end of Steel Magnolias, and I might be the only person alive who actually enjoyed Sorority Row…for its comedic value of course. While my friends can drink you under the table, I can outwatch you when it comes iconic, yet horrid 80s films like Adventures in Babysitting and Troop Beverly Hills. I have no shame when it comes to what I like, and if you have a problem with that, then we’ll settle it on the racquetball court. I see too many movies to actually win any film trivia contest, so don’t waste your first pick on me. My friends rent movies from my bookcase shelves, and one day I do plan to start charging. I long to live in LA, where my movie obsession will actually help me fit in, but for now I am content with my home in Austin. I prefer indies to blockbusters, Longhorns to Sooners and Halloween to Friday the 13th. I miss the classics, as well as John Ritter, and I hope to one day sit down and interview the amazing Kate Winslet.

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