Denzel, Denzel, Denzel.
Oscar season’s gonna be interesting this year, alright.
The first teaser trailer for the long-in-the-works adaptation of August Wilson’s play Fences was released bright and early this morning. And lemme tell ya, from the brief, yet concise looks of it, director-star Denzel Washington – in his third feature effort from behind the camera – has done well by the Pulitzer- and Tony-winning material, which earned him a Tony, too, more than half a decade ago, when the show was revived on Broadway.
Washington’s film, which was adapted by Wilson himself and is scheduled to hit theaters on Christmas Day, will concern itself with the 1950s Pittsburgh-set story of Troy Maxson, a once-promising Negro league baseballer, who now works as a garbage collector. Together with Rose, his wife (portrayed by Viola Davis, reprising her role from the revival opposite Washington), Troy has devoted his life to ensuring that their son, Cory (Jovan Adepo, from HBO’s The Leftovers), gets to have a better life than they did.
If for no other reason than that’s always been his duty...his responsibility.
Check out the preview for Fences now:
See you at the movies, right?