Apple TV + to release first movie after Will Smith’s slap in December

Release, Will Smith’s first film after a controversial altercation with Chris Rock at the Academy Awards, officially has a release window. On Tuesday, a tweet from UncleJeff Schneider of Jeff Snyder noted that Apple is preparing to release the upcoming drama in December of this year. according to New York timesHowever, Apple executives had already considered delaying the film until 2023, but they may release it in December so that it is eligible for award consideration. Of course, Apple hasn’t officially announced the decision, so there’s a chance that this could eventually change.

ReleaseDirected by Antoine Fuqua, and follows Peter (played by Smith), a slave who escapes from Louisiana after being flogged nearly to death. Peter outsmarts the cold-blooded poachers led by Vasily, as he makes his way north, where he joins the Union army. The movie is based on the true story of a runaway slave named Gordon. Photographs of his bare back, severely whipped by a supervisor, were published around the world in 1863, giving the abolitionist movement evidence of the cruelty of American slavery.

The film was about to be Smith’s first theatrical release after the controversy, with some sources believing it could have led to the actor winning back-to-back Academy Awards, having won this year’s Best Actor award for King Richard. The report cites both the slap controversy, as well as past production delays and Apple’s already complete movie slate, as possible reasons behind the move.

One of the production delays occurred when the film moved production to Louisiana, in protest of Georgia’s voting restriction laws.

“At this moment, the nation is coming to terms with its history and trying to eradicate the remnants of institutional racism to achieve true racial justice,” the filmmakers said in a joint statement at the time. “We cannot, in good conscience, provide economic support to a government that enacts regressive voting laws designed to restrict voter access. Georgia’s new voting laws remind us of the voting barriers passed at the end of Reconstruction to prevent many Americans from voting. Unfortunately we feel compelled to move our production work Film from Georgia to another state.

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