December 1, 2022
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Emancipation will premiere around the globe on Apple TV+ on December 9th.

The highly anticipated new film from acclaimed director Antoine Fuqua and Oscar-winning actor Will Smith, entitled Emancipation, is heading our way shortly. The film, about a man who escapes slavery, will be premiering globally on Apple TV+ on December 9th. Apple Original Films have unveiled a new trailer for the film alongside some brand new images from the film. And it looks to be a powerful, uplifting film with another powerhouse performance from Smith. Let’s take a look:

THE POSTER

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THE DETAILS

Apple Original Films revealed today the trailer for the highly anticipated film “Emancipation,” directed and executive produced by Antoine Fuqua (“Training Day,” “The Equalizer”) and starring and produced by Will Smith (“King Richard,” “The Pursuit of Happyness,” “Ali”). “Emancipation” tells the triumphant story of Peter (Smith), a man who escapes from slavery, relying on his wits, unwavering faith, and deep love for his family to evade cold-blooded hunters and the unforgiving swamps of Louisiana on his quest for freedom.

The film is inspired by the 1863 photos of “Whipped Peter,” taken during a Union Army medical examination, that first appeared in Harper’s Weekly. One image, known as “The Scourged Back,” which shows Peter’s bare back mutilated by a whipping delivered by his enslavers, ultimately contributed to growing public opposition to slavery. The film will premiere globally on Apple TV+ on Friday, December 9, 2022.

CAST AND CREW

“Emancipation” is directed by Antoine Fuqua, from a script by William N. Collage. The film is produced by Will Smith and Jon Mone through Westbrook Studios, Joey McFarland through McFarland Entertainment, and Todd Black through Escape Artists. Chris Brigham, Antoine Fuqua, James Lassiter, Heather Washington, Cliff Roberts, Glen Basner, and Scott Greenberg are executive producing.

Alongside Will Smith, the film features Ben Foster, Charmaine Bingwa, Gilbert Owuor, Mustafa Shakir, Steven Ogg, Grant Harvey, Ronnie Gene Bivens, Jayson Warner Smith, Jabbar Lewis, Michael Luwoye, Aaron Moten and Imani Pullum.

IMAGES

Emancipation will premiere on Apple TV+ on December 9th.

What do you make of the trailer? Do you think Will Smith has turned in yet another incredible performance? Will you be watching the film when it premieres? Let us know in the comments section below.

Source: Apple TV+

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