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Will Smith is making sure his next project is going to be a memorable one. The Hollywood star was recently spotted at a screening for his upcoming movie “Emancipation” — a historical film directed by Antoine Fuqua that shines a light on slavery and the lengths a man will go to fight for his freedom, according to People. “Throughout my career, I’ve turned down many films that were set in slavery,” Smith said at the event (via Hollywood Reporter). “I never wanted to show us like that. And then this picture came along,” he added. “This is a film about resilience. This is a film about faith.”
Smith’s performance in “Emancipation” will be his first on-screen project since he infamously slapped Chris Rock at the Oscars. According to IMDb, the actor reportedly has several movies like “Hancock 2,” “The Karate Kid 2,” and “Uptown Saturday Night,” all in pre-production. “Certainly Hollywood loves comeback stories where stars seemingly done with the business bounce back with a big project such as with Robert Downey Jr., Mel Gibson, Drew Barrymore, and Winona Ryder,” a source told The Sun.
According to Variety, “Emancipation” is slated to hit theaters this December and will signify the next moments in Smith’s career.