Posted by | Ray Cornelius
Check out the new poster for the upcoming movie version of August Wilson‘s classic story “Fences.” It features the film’s lead characters Troy and Rose, played by Denzel Washington and Viola Davis and opens in theaters Christmas Day.
As previously reported, “Fences” is the sixth drama in Wilson’s ten-part “Pittsburgh Cycle.” It focuses on a 53-year-old head of household who struggles with providing for his family and explores the African-American experience and race relations in the 1950’s. It won the 1987 Pulitzer Prize for Drama and the 1987 Tony Award for Best Play. The original production starred veteran actors James Earl Jones, Mary Alice, Ray Aranha, Frankie R. Faison and Courtney B. Vance.
This new adaptation features Russell Hornsby, Mykelti Williamson, Jovan Adepo, Stephen McKinley Henderson and Saniyya Sydney.
Watch the teaser trailer below + the full poster: