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.