Watch The First Trailer For Fences

September 27, 2016  |  

Source: Paramount Pictures

Source: Paramount Pictures

The thought of two of the greatest actors of our time collaborating together in a new film sounds like a dream come true. And that’s exactly what’s happening as Denzel Washington and Viola Davis are bringing their Broadway revival of August Wilson’s Fences to the big screen.

For those, like myself, who don’t know the premise of the story, Fences is about a 53-year-old man Black man, Troy, who struggles to provide for his wife and son in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He was once a very talented baseball player but because Major League Baseball had yet to be integrated, he was never able to make a living off of it. His life path was altered even further when he went to prison for an accidental murder during a robbery. So life has been no crystal stair. The film deals with topics of how Troy’s personal struggles directly affect his wife and son.

This reproduction of August Wilson’s classic is directed and produced by Denzel Washington. In addition to Washington, it also stars Viola Davis, Jovan Adepo, Stephen McKinley Henderson, Russell Hornsby, Mykelti Williamson, and Saniyya Sydney. Todd Black and Scott Rudin also serve as producers.

You can watch the trailer for the upcoming film, in the video below.

Fences hits theaters on Christmas Day.

Veronica Wells is the culture editor at She is also the author of “Bettah Days.” 

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