The film “Emancipation”, the first to star Will Smith after the controversial slap in the face of Chris Rock during the 2022 Oscars, won an official teaser and a preview date on Apple TV +.
After the controversy involving Smith at the 2022 Oscars ceremony, where he won his first prize in the Best Actor category, many of his projects have been postponed, including the fourth “Bad Boys”, and a production he would have made with Netflix.
But another project of the actor, which will hit the newspapers, is the film “Emancipation”, from Apple TV +, which has just won a teaser and its preview date.
The historical action film is inspired by a true story and stars Will Smith as a slave who, after being nearly whipped to death, escapes a Louisiana plantation and must escape cold-blooded hunters on a journey. heartbreaking north to join the Union Army during the American Civil War.
Watch the “Emancipation” teaser:
“Emancipation” is a project by acclaimed director Antoine Fuqua, and stars the likes of Ben Foster, Steven Ogg, Charmaine Bingwa, Gilbert Owuor, Mustafa Shakir, Grant Harvey, Ronnie Gene Blevins and Jayson Warner Smith, as well as Will Smith himself.
Apple won the film rights after a controversial auction, paying $ 130 million for the production, with Smith earning $ 35 million for starring in the lead role. However, the film was delayed, both by a slap from Will Smith and a controversial change in Georgia law, which forced the production to leave the state and head to Louisiana.
But now, after so many obstacles, the film has a release date. Apple has revealed that “Emancipation” will hit theaters December 2, with Apple TV + streaming the following week, December 9.
There is no information yet on a Portuguese title or Brazilian theatrical release.
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