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  • FilmGuy619
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    So the film adaptation of the Broadway play Fences by August has been getting the greenlit with Viola Davis starring and Tony Kushner (Lincoln, TV’s Angels In America) penning the script. Denzel Washington will direct and possibly co-star. 

    Apparently, they’re trying to get it filmed ASAP in time for awards consideration. If so, then that can mean one thing…Queen Viola is coming to claim her Triple Crown!! 

     

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    Justmimusicmon
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    Yes, Viola!

    Apparently, it’s in pre-production, and set to start shooting in April. I’d think in this day & age, that should be ample time to complete it for a year end release…

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    Patrick
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    I hope it’s not rushed so much that the film suffers (*cough cough* Joy). I’d rather them take their time in making a great film, than rushing to make a shitty one just so it can be done in time for the awards cycle.

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    Anonymous
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    Go Viola! 

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    SupaDupa Fly
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    Come through for me, Viola. I seen some of the clips on youtube. I’m here for this.

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    Andrew Carden
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    Amazing play but Denzel directing? “Antwone Fisher” and “The Great Debaters” were decent but this material merits a far more interesting filmmaker. It could easily suffer the same fate of “August: Osage County.”

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    Rooney Moore
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    My brain just annihilated the “n” on the center when I was reading this title.

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    Eddy Q
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    Just been looking this up now. We can’t be 100% sure if this will actually be ready this year, but I’m wondering if, when the time comes, Viola Davis will be campaigned as lead or supporting. When the play premiered Mary Alice won the Best Featured Actress Tony for playing Rose, but Davis recently won a lead Tony for the same role. I haven’t seen or read the play, but for anyone who has, which category do you think the role belongs in and which is more likely for Davis to be campaigned in?

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    Andrew Carden
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    I’d argue it’s a Supporting role but if she could garner a Lead push for “The Help”…

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    babypook
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    Amazing play but Denzel directing? “Antwone Fisher” and “The Great Debaters” were decent but this material merits a far more interesting filmmaker. It could easily suffer the same fate of “August: Osage County.”

    Yes maybe, but Denzel deserves the helm. Imo, he’s already shown more potential as a Director than some of the Oscar winning ones working. AOC may not have been everyone’s niche for a favorite film, but it did OK for the actors and crew.

    I’m biased anyways, when it comes to Mr Washington. Who knows? Maybe this gets him at least a nomination.

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    WildforFilm
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    Wait, isn’t this an HBO movie? 

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    Atypical
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    ^ ^ ^ No, not this one. Also, plz cast Michael B. Jordan as Cory! The real baity supporting role though is Gabriel. Actors playing Cory, Gabriel, and Bono have been nodded for Tonys in either OBC or Revival.

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    Filming is scheduled to take place from April 18 through June 10. Open casting calls for smaller roles take place next Saturday in Philadelphia!

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    Kevin Groome
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    Filming is scheduled to take place from April 18 through June 10. Open casting calls for smaller roles take place next Saturday in Philadelphia!

    WAIT what?! Lemme go get some quick headshots and hope for a white male part.  

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    DCurrie
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    LOL! Kevin, I think you’re good, as the casting article states they’re auditioning for small parts of all ethnicities.

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