WHO’S IN IT?
Denzel Washington (Training Day), Viola Davis (The Help), Stephen McKinley Henderson (Manchester by the Sea), Jovan Adepo (The Leftovers), Russell Hornsby (Lincoln Heights), Mykelti Williamson (Forrest Gump), Saniyya Sidney (film debut)
WHO’S BEHIND THE CAMERA?
Denzel Washington (Antwone Fisher), director, producer; August Wilson (film debut), writer; Todd Black (The Pursuit of Happyness) and Scott Rudin (The Grand Budapest Hotel), producers; Marcelo Zarvos (Our Kind of Traitor), composer; Charlotte Bruus Christensen (The Girl on the Train), cinematographer; Hughes Winborne (Crash), editor
WHAT’S IT ABOUT?
In 1950s Pennsylvania, working class African-American man Troy Maxson (Washington) lives a seemingly idyll existence with his wife Rose (Davis) and their son Cory (Adepo), and works as a waste collector to provide for his family. However, as events start to become clearer, it transpires that Troy has more of a guilty conscience than first thought, as he struggles to come to terms with events in his own life that leads to a number of confrontations with those he loves…
IN ONE SENTENCE, WHY SHOULD YOU BE EXCITED?
Denzel Washington directs and stars in this ambitious adaptation of the play of the same name by the late playwright August Wilson, and along with co-star Viola Davis gives one of the most unmissable performances of the current awards season.