Denzel’s “Fences” Film Set For Awards Release

Paramount Pictures has set a limited December 16th release in New York and Los Angeles followed by a wide release on Christmas Day for the Denzel Washington-directed “Fences”.

A film adaptation of August Wilson’s Tony and Pulitzer Prize-winning 1985 play, the story follows a one-time promising baseball player, now working as a Pittsburgh garbage collector, and the complicated relationships with his wife, son and friends.

Washington, Viola Davis, Stephen Henderson, Russell Hornsby, Mykelti Williamson, Jovan Adepo and Saniyya Sidney will star – much of the group having played the material on Broadway back in 2010. The film itself, which Wilson has adapted, began filming in April in Pittsburgh.

Source: Variety