Denzel Washington directs Fences from a screenplay by August Wilson, adapted from Wilson’s Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning play.
An African American father struggles with race relations in the United States while trying to raise his family in the 1950s and coming to terms with the events of his life.
The play originally opened on Broadway in 1987 and won Tony Awards for Best Play, Best Actor, James Earl Jones and Best Featured Actress, Mary Alice. A revival opened in 2010, and the production won Tony Awards for Best Revival of a Play, Best Actor, Denzel Washington and Best Actress, Viola Davis.
The film stars Denzel Washington, Viola Davis, Jovan Adepo, Stephen McKinley Henderson, Russell Hornsby, Mykelti Williamson, and Saniyya Sydney. The film is produced by Denzel Washington, Todd Black and Scott Rudin.