If you missed Denzel Washington and Viola Davis on Broadway in the 2010 revival of Fences, here’s your first look at the pair in the big-screen adaptation of August Wilson’s Tony-winning play.
Washington both directs and stars as a former baseball player named Troy Maxson, who works as a Pittsburgh garbage man in the 1950s and bitterly reflects on how he never got a chance to play in the Major League. Davis plays his wife, Rose. Both she and Washington won Tonys for their roles in 2010.
Russell Hornsby, Mykelti Williamson, and Stephen Henderson are also reprising their roles from the 2010 revival, with Jovan Adepo and Saniyya Sidney rounding out the cast. Fences shot on location in Wilson’s hometown of Pittsburgh, and it marks the third film Washington has directed, after 2002’s Antwone Fisher and 2007’s The Great Debaters.
Fences hits theaters nationwide on Christmas Day. See the first photo above.