Denzel Washington, Viola Davis Team for Film

Cheers to more of our stories on the big screen! Academy Award-winner Denzel Washington and Emmy-winner Viola Davis are set to star in “FENCES”, a movie based on August Wilson’s screen adaptation of his Tony and Pultizer Prize-winning play of the same name. And not only will Denzel star in the movie, he’ll also be leading the way as the film’s director and one of the producers of the film. Charles King of MACRO (and also an EBONY Power 100 alum)  is also part of the producing team.

“FENCES” is the story of a one-time promising baseball player, now working as a Pittsburgh garbage collector, and the complicated relationships with his wife, son, and friends.

No stranger to theater, it was the stage that gave Denzel his start – a connection that he doesn’t take lightly, according to this 2014 interview: I’ve been fortunate to interpret two of the greatest playwrights in American history, August Wilson and Lorraine Hansberry. I’m humbled by the opportunities I’ve had.”

The film begins production in Pittsburgh this month. We. Cannot. Wait.

Get a taste of the Washington/Davis dynamic in this clip from the Broadway production of ‘FENCES.’