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Will Smith To Play A Slave In Period Drama Emancipation Based On A True Story


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Will Smith is all set to play the lead function in a interval movie titled, Emancipation based mostly on a real story. As reported by Deadline, the movie is written by William N Collage and shall be directed by Antoine Fuqua.

Will Smith To Play A Slave In Period Drama Emancipation Based On A True Story

The movie follows the true story of Peter, a slave on a Louisiana plantation, owned by John and Bridget Lyons. The report additionally acknowledged that in Peter’s time on the plantation, he acquired a brutal whipping that nearly killed him. Peter then managed to run away to the north and joined the Union Military, the place medical doctors took an image of his scarred again, which until date has been used as a proof of the cruelty of slavery in America.

The Scourged Back

The Scourged Again

The picture is named “the scourged again” was printed by The Unbiased in Could 1863, adopted by Harper Weekly in its July four difficulty. Reportedly, the picture additionally prompted many free black males to hitch the Union Military to combat racists within the south.

Director Antoine Fuqua On Casting Will Smith

Director Antoine Fuqua On Casting Will Smith

The director Antoine Fuqua stated, Smith was the proper option to play the lead function as he enjoys going deep into the topic. Deadline quoted Antoine saying, “I have never seen this movie, this character, earlier than. Will Smith is ideal for it. He has all of the qualities to do it. He is at a spot in his life the place, we all know Will’s charming and a gifted actor, and that he is bodily, and we have seen him go actually deep in different movies. Once I sat down with Will, we each talked about taking our talent units to a different degree for this one, and giving ourselves utterly to it in an sincere and honest, true method.”

Will Smith Will ALso Produce Emacipation

Will Smith Will ALso Produce Emacipation

In accordance with experiences, Smith can even be producing the challenge alongside Westbrook Studios, McFarland Leisure and Todd Black of Escape Artists.

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