Emancipation, Will Smith’s next film, is set to premiere on Apple TV+ on Friday, December 9, 2022, at 3 a.m. ET (tentative time). The story is set in the late 1800s and is about an enslaved African-American man who escapes the terrible grip of slavery. On December 2, 2022, the film was released in select cinemas to mixed-to-positive reviews from audiences and reviewers. Aside from Will Smith, the film also stars Ben Foster and Charmaine Bingwa in crucial supporting parts.
Emancipation on Apple TV+: Plot, What to Expect, Trailer, and Additional Information
On November 16, 2022, Apple TV+ released the official trailer for the film. The trailer provides a glance into the environment in which the film is situated. The breathtaking black-and-white images quickly transport viewers to the late nineteenth century, capturing the spirit and tone of the time.
Will Smith’s character says in the trailer:
“Thank you, God. We have the Lord’s help. “What can a guy do to me?”
The teaser briefly illustrates the horrific reality of slavery, with the protagonist frantically seeking to break free from the bonds of poverty and enslavement in an oppressive environment. The three-minute trailer quickly touches on numerous crucial events from the film and establishes the story’s core without giving anything away.
According to Apple TV+ Press, the official summary of the film is as follows:
“Emancipation” depicts the uplifting narrative of Peter (Will Smith), a man who escapes slavery, relying on his wits, strong faith, and profound love for his family to dodge cold-blooded pursuers and the brutal marshes of Louisiana on his journey to freedom.
The summary continues:
“The video is based on photographs of “Whipped Peter” obtained during a Union Army medical examination in 1863, which initially appeared in Harper’s Weekly. One drawing, known as “The Scourged Back,” depicts Peter’s naked back being damaged by a beating inflicted by his enslavers and eventually led to rising public resistance to slavery. Fans may anticipate a riveting historical drama that addresses a variety of complicated issues, like freedom, slavery, and humanity, based on the description and trailer.
The cast of Emancipation includes Will Smith, Ben Foster, and others.
Will Smith plays the protagonist Peter in Emancipation, and he looks fantastic in the teaser, despite some fans criticizing his accent. Will Smith has been in a number of successful and iconic films throughout the years, including the Bad Boys film trilogy, Independence Day, and The Pursuit of Happiness, to mention a few.
Ben Foster, Steven Ogg, Charmaine Bingwa, and Timothy Hutton, among others, play significant supporting parts with Smith. Don’t forget to see Will Smith’s next film Emancipation on Apple TV+ on Friday, December 9, 2022.