Antoine Fuqua the director who’s made gritty action films like Training Day and Brooklyn’s Finest along with tentpoles like Olympus Has Fallen and Shooter and is currently wrapping up his biggest film till date Infinite with Mark Whalburg is coming together with Super Star Will SMith.
Antoine Fuqua will direct Will Smith in a period film titled ” Emancipation”. Willam N. Collage has written the action thriller that’s about the harrowing escape of Peter, a runaway slave forced to outwit cold-blooded hunters and the unforgiving swamps of Louisiana on a tortuous journey North. Where he joined the Union Army.
The film was presented to Global buyers at the virtual Cannes film market and is said to be one of the hottest properties seeing the current mood of America the film is highly anticipated.
The thriller is based on a true story, fueled by an indelible image; when Peter showed his bare back during an Army medical examination, photos were taken of the scars from a whipping delivered by an overseer on the plantation owned by John and Bridget Lyons that nearly killed Peter.
The film will use all that as historical background, However Fuqua will give it a solid touch of an action thriller with a powerful emotional core that involves Peter’s death-defying journey to escape his captors.
The film is produced by Todd Black along with Antoine Fuqua under his banner Fuqua films. This is the first time Fuqua and Smith will come together and one can expect magic.
We at amdb.in wish the entire team all the very best.
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