*The upcoming film adaptation of August Wilson’s “Fences” now has an official poster.
Denzel Washington and Viola Davis reprise their Tony winning roles from the 2010 Broadway revival directed by Kenny Leon.
Paramount had revealed the first poster (seen above) ahead of the film’s limited release in New York and Los Angeles on December 16, and nationwide arrival on Christmas Day, smack dab in the middle of awards season.
The story follows a former professional baseball player (Washington) who creates tension in his family when he denies his teenage son’s dream of playing college football and comes home with the baby he had through an affair.
Joining Washington and Davis (as Troy and Rose Maxson) are Mykelti Williamson, Russell Hornsby, Stephen McKinley Henderson, Jovan Adepo and Saniyya Sidne.
Washington also directs the film adaptation. MACRO, Bron Studios and Scott Rudin Productions are producers.
Watch the trailer below: