When the teaser of Emancipation was shared by Apple Tv+, fans were certain that the lead star of the film – Will Smith would be bagging another Oscar for his performance. With the newly released trailer, their belief in the same has just solidified even more. Needless to say, fans are in the awe of the trailer that features Smith in a never-seen-before look.
The film is said to be based on true events. It chronicles the story of an “enslaved man” who “embarks on a perilous journey to reunite with his family.” And just like the teaser, the trailer is doing absolute justice to expectations. It’s gonna be an emotional ride for Smith’s fan who is yet again about to give a great performance in the film.
Fans took to Twitter to admire Smith’s acting and affirmed that this role will get the star another Oscar. The film was originally scheduled to release in 2022 but was delayed to 2023. This built a lot of anticipation amongst the audience which has now grown stronger post the trailer.
The film’s director, Antoine Fuqua told Deadline, “It felt incredible. This was really our first time experiencing it with a complete film and an audience. To watch people react, gasping, talking and commenting on things that were happening in the film, really all the things you hope your movie would do for an audience. It moved them, entertained them. We had a great conversation about the subject matter that was important to them. So, yeah, it was pretty amazing.”
“We need to know the truth to begin the healing. We have a lot of healing to do here, but if we can look at the film with open hearts and open minds, and have a real conversation about the ugly brutality and reality of slavery, that might help with the healing. I think it is important for people to see that,” he added. Will Smith’s film will premiere in theatres on December 2 and will stream on Apple TV+ starting December 9.
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