Apple Original Films has dropped the official one Emancipation trailer for Antoine Fuqua’s upcoming thriller-drama starring Will Smith as a runaway slave.
The video highlights a man’s determination to gain his freedom by willingly facing various threats in order to survive. The film hits theaters on December 2nd, followed by its Apple TV+ debut on December 9th.
Emancipation is directed by Antoine Fuqua from a script written by William N. Collage. Joining Smith are Ben Foster, Charmaine Bingwa, Gilbert Owuor, Mustafa Shakir, Steven Ogg, Grant Harvey, Ronnie Gene Bivens, Jayson Warner Smith, Jabbar Lewis, Michael Luwoye, Aaron Moten and Imani Pullum.
Check out the official one Emancipation trailer below:
“It tells the triumphant story of Peter (Smith), a man who escapes slavery, relying on his wits, unwavering faith and deep love for his family to evade cold-blooded hunters and the unforgiving swamps of Louisiana on his quest for freedom,” reads the synopsis. “The film is inspired by the 1863 photos of ‘Whipped Peter,’ taken during a Union Army medical examination, which first appeared in Harper’s Weekly. An image known as ‘The Whipped Back’, showing Peter’s bare back mutilated by a whip from his enslavers, ultimately contributed to growing public opposition to slavery.”
Executive producers are Chris Brigham, Antoine Fuqua, James Lassiter, Heather Washington, Cliff Roberts, Glen Basner and Scott Greenberg. It is produced by Chris Brigham, Antoine Fuqua, James Lassiter, Heather Washington, Cliff Roberts, Glen Basner and Scott Greenberg.