Denzel’s ‘Fences’ hits theaters Christmas Day

The Oscar-winning actor directs this big-screen adaptation of August Wilson’s 1983 play.


“Fences,” marks Washington’s third film as director. The Oscar-Winning actor who helmed the 2002 film “Antwone Fisher,” “The Great Debaters” in 2007 recently directed a TV episode of “Grey’s Anatomy.”

In “Fences,” a film adapted from Wilson’s Pulitzer Prize-winning play, Washington not only directs but plays a Negro League baseball player-turned-garbage man struggling to provide for his family in 1950s Pittsburgh.

The film stars Jovan Adepo, Stephen McKinley Henderson, Russell Hornsby, Mykelti Williamson, Saniyya Sydney and Viola Davis, who co-starred with Washington on the Broadway stage play in 2010.

“Fences” is produced by Scott Rudin, Denzel Washington and Todd Black. Washington, who received a Best Supporting Actor for the historical war drama film Glory (1989) and Best Actor for his role as a corrupt cop in the crime thriller Training Day (2001) is currently film  a sequel to “The Equalizer” in which he re-teams with director Antoine Fuqua.

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