With the Fall movie season now here, the buildup to Awards season has begun recently and the anticipation for films looking to score big come next Spring are beginning to kick off their marketing. The latest to join the line is Denzel Washington's adaptation of August Wilson's smash-hit play Fences, as the teaser trailer arrives.

Denzel Washington directs and stars in this adaptation of the acclaimed play, based off of a screenplay penned by the late playwright Wilson himself. The film is looking to make a big splash come Oscars time. Paramount Pictures have debuted a short teaser trailer, so check it out below:

I absolutely adore this trailer. I am a big fan of Washington's, as both an actor and a filmmaker, and Fences looks like it may be his best film yet (albeit it's only his third but Antwone Fisher and The Great Debaters were superb). This teaser alone is deeply moving so I'm sure the film itself will only be more so; be sure to hear more about this come Awards season too, because I think this may garner some attention - especially for Viola Davis and Washington himself, for what look to be really strong, emotional performances.

Here's the synopsis of the play:
Troy Maxson, is a strong man, a hard man. He has had to be to survive. Troy Maxson has gone through life in an America where to be proud and black is to face pressures that could crush a man, body and soul. But the 1950s are yielding to the new spirit of liberation in the 1960s, a spirit that is changing the world Troy Maxson has learned to deal with the only way he can, a spirit that is making him a stranger, angry and afraid, in a world he never knew and to a wife and son he understands less and less.
With Denzel Washington at the helm and in the lead role too, joined by Viola Davis, Mykeiti Williamson and more, Fences will open in the U.S on December 25th, 2916, with a UK release date yet to be announced.

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Founder of Oasis Awais, and avid lover of life, Awais Irfan's love of writing and film is unequivocal. Ever since he was a little kid, he has loved the cinematic experience; so much so, he is studying Film Production in Glasgow and hopes to be the next "big thing" in directing.

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