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Fences (Denzel Washington) - First trailer

Fences

Adapted from August Wilson’s Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning play, Fences marks the latest film to be directed by Oscar-winning actor Denzel Washington.

The film tells the story of a retired baseball player named Troy Maxson (also played by Washington), now working as a Pittsburgh garbage man, who’s regretful about how his life turned out.

Viola Davis plays Troy’s wife, Rose. It also stars Jovan Adepo, Stephen McKinley Henderson, Russell Hornsby, Mykelti Williamson, and Saniyya Sydney.

The film is being touted as a possible awards contender.

It marks Washington’s third outing as director, following Antwone Fisher and The Great Debaters. As an actor, he’s won two Oscars (for Training Day and Glory) and been nominated an additional four times.

Davis has two nominations to her name, for The Help and Doubt.

Fences is coming to UK cinemas soon. It is being released in the US in December.

Watch the first trailer

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