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Denzel Washington and Viola Davis may have just outdone themselves.

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An extended trailer for August Wilson’s “Fences” has been released, and the film couldn’t come any sooner. Fences focuses in on character Troy Maxson, played by Denzel Washington, an African American father who struggles with race relations in 1950’s U.S. Viola Davis who plays the character of Rose Maxson, (Denzel’s wife) does an amazing job in the trailer highlighting the pain of a family who’s been suffered structurally and mentally for years.

Fences is set to premiere in theaters December 25th on Christmas. The original stage play first premiered on Broadway in 1987, earning August Wilson a Tony Award as well as his first Pulitzer Prize. August Wilson passed away in 2005 due to liver cancer.

Denzel Washington will both double as main actor and director for Fences. Watch the new extended trailer below and share your thoughts in the comment section.

Mike “Orie” Mosley is a freelance writer/photographer and cultural advocate from St. Louis. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Arts, Entertainment & Media Management from Columbia College Chicago and a Masters in Higher Education Administration from LSU. He is also the co-founder of music and culture website In his spare time, he’s probably listening to hip hop & neo soul music, hitting up brunch or caught up in deep conversations about Black music. You can follow him on Twitter @mike_orie or on Instagram @mikeorie