Fresh from his star turn in Antoine Fuqua’s The Magnificent Seven, Denzel Washington is jumping from the saddle straight into the director’s seat for Fences – his first behind the lens since 2007’s The Great Debaters. Adapted from the 1983 play by August Wilson, it tells the story of an African-American couple struggling to keep their family unit together amid swirling racial tensions in 1950s Pittsburgh.
Washington and his co-star Viola Davis know their roles well, having each received a Tony award for their performances in the 2010 Broadway revival. From the looks of this first official trailer the transition from stage to screen has been a seamless one. And if nothing else, it proves that Washington is still the best in the business when it comes to delivering a spine-tingling monologue.
Fences is released 25 December 2016.
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