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Will Smith And Antoine Fuqua Won't Shoot Their Slavery Movie In Georgia Due To Its New Voting Law

25 days ago   |   By Up Worthy

It is the first major film or television production to pull out of Georgia in protest against the new law.
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Will Smith and Antoine Fuqua film pulled from Georgia over voting bill

25 days ago   |   By Up Worthy

Emancipation, based on the life of an enslaved man named Peter, will no longer film in the state
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Antoine Fuqua and Will Smith's 'Emancipation' Exits Georgia Over Voter Suppression Laws

Antoine Fuqua and Will Smith's 'Emancipation' Exits Georgia Over Voter Suppression Laws

25 days ago   |   By No Film School

One blockbuster movie leaves. Which will be next?
Last year, Apple won a bidding war for Will Smith and Antoine Fuqua's new movie, Emancipation. The deal was supposedly around $130 million, and there was a palpable buzz around the film.
It tells the story of a slave named "Whipped Peter" who escapes his plantation in 1863 and then joins the Union to fight the Confederacy in the Civil War. Photos taken of Peter during his Army medical examination first appeared in the July 4 issue of Harper's Weekly. One image shows Peter's bare back, mutilated by whipping. It became a famous image known as...
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Will Smith, Antoine Fuqua movie 'Emancipation' pulls out of filming in Georgia due to voter laws

25 days ago   |   By Up Worthy

Will Smith and director Antoine Fuqua are pulling the Apple-produced thriller “Emancipation” from Georgia due to the state's recently...
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Antoine Fuqua and Will Smith Pull ‘Emancipation' Production from Georgia Due to New Voting Restrictions

Antoine Fuqua and Will Smith Pull ‘Emancipation' Production from Georgia Due to New Voting Restrictions

25 days ago   |   By Slash Film

Georgia seems to be on everyone's mind these days as the state has recently enacted new voting restrictions that make it far more difficult for citizens to make their voices heard, especially Black voters living in the state. In response to the new voting restrictions signed into law on March 31, Georgia-based corporations like Coca-Cola and Delta Airlines have spoken out against the new laws, and now it's starting to impact film productions that bring jobs and revenue to the state.
In a press release, director/producer Antoine Fuqua and producer/star Will Smith announced that they will be...
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Jacki Weaver Joins Mark Wahlberg In Faith-Based Film ‘Stu'

25 days ago   |   By Deadline

EXCLUSIVE: Jacki Weaver is set to join Mark Wahlberg in the drama Stu, with Rosalind Ross making her directing debut and also penning the script. Wahlberg will produce along with his producing partner and manager Stephen Levinson along with Jordan Foss. Miky Lee and Colleen Camp will exec produce. Not much is known about the plot other...
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Will Smith, Antoine Fuqua will no longer film slave drama 'Emancipation' in Georgia

25 days ago   |   By Up Worthy

"Emancipation," a slave drama directed by Antoine Fuqua and starring Will Smith, will no longer be filmed in Georgia due to the passage...
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