It will be necessary to wait a little longer than expected before seeing Will Smith in a film. His new production, “Emancipation”, will finally be released in 2023, and not at the end of the year.
Still scheduled a few weeks ago for a release at the end of the year, right in time for the Oscars 2023, Will Smith’s new film Emancipation was eventually postponed for a year, US media report.
The announcement comes more than a month after the 94th Academy Awards, where Will Smith slapped comedian Chris Rock after a joke about his wife Jada Pinkett Smith’s shaved head.
Ambitious historical fresco, Emancipation tells the true story of Gordon, a black slave who escaped from a plantation in Louisiana to join the northern army during the Civil War.
This highly anticipated film, directed by Antoine Fuqua (Training Day), would have, according to the American media, allowed Will Smith to win a new Oscar nomination after his victory last March for The Williams Method.
A difficult shoot
Emancipation had a complicated production. Its filming was moved from Georgia to Louisiana, then sets were destroyed by Hurricane Ida and Covid cases forced the team to halt filming in August 2021.
Apple TV+, which will broadcast Emancipationhas a fairly busy catalog this year and would have chosen to postpone it to better highlight it next year, indicates variety.
The platform, which has just won the Oscar for best film with CODAthe remake of The Aries Familyis due to unveil another production with Oscar-winning potential at the end of the year, The Killers of the Flower Moon by Martin Scorsese, starring Leonardo DiCaprio.
Several projects with Will Smith were put on hold after his angry gesture at the Oscars, the well-informed reported a few weeks ago. HollywoodReporter: the thriller Fast and Looseproduced by Netflix, and Badboys 4produced by Sony.