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[10/03/22 - 09:06 AM]
Apple Original Films' "Emancipation" to Premiere in Theaters on December 2, and Globally on Apple TV+ on December 9
"Emancipation" tells the triumphant story of Peter (Will Smith), a man who escapes from 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.

[via press release from Apple]

Apple Original Films' "Emancipation" to premiere in theaters on December 2, and globally on Apple TV+ on December 9

Apple Original Films' "Emancipation," directed and executive produced by Antoine Fuqua ("Training Day," "The Equalizer") and starring and produced by Will Smith ("King Richard," "The Pursuit of Happyness," "Ali"), will premiere in theaters on December 2, 2022, and globally on Apple TV+ on Friday, December 9, 2022. The announcement was made following an advance screening of "Emancipation" hosted together with the NAACP during the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation's 51st Annual Legislative Conference in Washington, D.C., where Fuqua, Smith and Mary Elliott, curator of American Slavery at the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, participated in a conversation about the film moderated by politics and culture commentator Angela Rye.

"Emancipation" tells the triumphant story of Peter (Smith), a man who escapes from 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. The film is inspired by the 1863 photos of "Whipped Peter," taken during a Union Army medical examination, that first appeared in Harper's Weekly. One image, known as "The Scourged Back," which shows Peter's bare back mutilated by a whipping delivered by his enslavers, ultimately contributed to growing public opposition to slavery.

Ben Foster ("Hell or High Water," "Leave No Trace"), Charmaine Bingwa ("The Good Fight," "Black Box," "Trees of Peace"), Gilbert Owuor ("Montana Story," "Mute," "Reprisal," "Calls") and Mustafa Shakir ("Soul Assassin," "Cowboy Bebop," "Marvel's Luke Cage" and "The Deuce") star alongside Smith in "Emancipation." The ensemble cast also includes Steven Ogg ("Snowpiercer," "Westworld," "The Tick," "The Walking Dead"), Grant Harvey ("Animal Kingdom," "The Crossing," "All For Nikki"), Ronnie Gene Blevins ("Conjuring 3: The Devil Made Me Do It," "Death In Texas," "Joe"), Jayson Warner Smith ("The Walking Dead," "Rectify," "The Birth of a Nation"), Jabbar Lewis ("Terminal List," "Adventure Force 5"), Michael Luwoye ("The Gifted," "Prodigal Son," "She's Gotta Have It"), Aaron Moten ("Next," "Disjointed," "Stu") and newcomer Imani Pullum.

"Emancipation" is directed by Antoine Fuqua, from a script by William N. Collage. The film is produced by Will Smith and Jon Mone through Westbrook Studios, Joey McFarland though McFarland Entertainment and Todd Black through Escape Artists. Antoine Fuqua, James Lassiter, Heather Washington, Cliff Roberts, Glen Basner and Scott Greenberg are executive producing.

Apple TV+ offers premium, compelling drama and comedy series, feature films, groundbreaking documentaries, and kids and family entertainment, and is available to watch across all your favorite screens. After its launch on November 1, 2019, Apple TV+ became the first all-original streaming service to launch around the world, and has premiered more original hits and received more award recognitions faster than any other streaming service in its debut. To date, Apple Original films, documentaries, and series have been honored with 276 wins and 1,153 award nominations and counting, including multi-Emmy Award-winning comedy "Ted Lasso" and this year's Oscar Best Picture winner "CODA."

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