Emancipation movie

Apple has scored a huge win, beating out Warner Bros. for Emancipation, an Antoine Fuqua-directed action film starring Will Smith as a runaway slave. It’s another high-profile project for Apple, who also have the Tom Hanks World War II drama Greyhound arriving this year, and recently swooped in to help save Martin Scorsese’s Killers of the Flower Moon.

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emancipation

Although both Will Smith and director Antoine Fuqua are in the middle of productions halted by the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the pair have already lined up a particularly timely project together. Smith and Fuqua are teaming up for the runaway slave thriller Emancipation, based on the true story of Peter, a runaway slave who would escape the Louisiana swamps and join the Union Army.

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