Will Smith’s 1st Movie Since Oscars Slap To Be Released In December. The latest film from the disgraced star will premiere in theaters on December 2 and go live on Apple TV+ one week later, according to a surprising statement from Apple.
Will Smith’s new movie “Emancipation” will be released in December, according to an announcement made by Apple on Monday, less than a year after he stunned millions of people by slapping Chris Rock at the Oscars.
The slavery drama was widely believed to have been postponed as a result of Smith’s attack on comedian Rock, which drew significant criticism and resulted in Smith’s 10-year attendance ban from the Academy Awards event.
However, Apple unexpectedly revealed that the tarnished star’s most recent film will premiere in cinemas on December 2 and go live on Apple TV+ a week later.
Given the date, Apple will be able to present “Emancipation” for consideration at the Oscars in March 2019, exactly one year after it made history by becoming the first streaming service to win the best picture Oscar for “CODA.”
Since that evening at the Academy Awards, when Smith won best actor for his portrayal in “King Richard” just moments after he stormed the stage and confronted Rock for making a joke about his wife, Smith has maintained a quiet profile.
Soon after the event, the former “Fresh Prince of Bel-Air” star issued an official apology. In July, she shared an emotional social media video about it and invited Rock to a meeting “whenever you’re ready to discuss.”
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences did not take away the 53-year-best old’s actor trophy, and his ten-year absence from the ceremony does not bar him from being nominated for an Oscar. However, the actor also quit his membership with the organization.
The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) and the US capital Washington staged an advance showing of “Emancipation” this past weekend, which Smith attended.
Will Smith’s 1st Movie Since Oscars Slap To Be Released In December. Smith plays a slave who escapes and travels over perilous terrain from Louisiana to the north in search of freedom.
His personality Peter was influenced by the infamous portrait of a slave known as “Whipped Peter” whose back had been broken by whipping on a plantation.
The film is directed by Antoine Fuqua, whose 2001 police drama “Training Day” earned a best actor Oscar for Denzel Washington.
“Emancipation” was originally due to be filmed in Georgia, but production was moved last year after the southern US state approved a voting rights law that critics say is intended to depress turnout in Black and other underrepresented communities.