Apple has Grabbed Will Smith Upcoming ‘Emancipation’

Will Smith, Willard Carroll Smith Jr. is an American actor and rapper. In April 2007, Newsweek called him “the most powerful actor in Hollywood”. Smith has been nominated for five Golden Globe Awards and two Academy Awards, and has won four Grammy Awards, has signed a blockbuster ‘Emancipation’, that will be directed by ‘Equalizer’ Helmer Antoine Fuqua, and is a script by William N Collage.

The general plot of Emancipation

Emancipation is a history movie, that is based on a real-life story of a slave in the United States from the 19th century’s famous event in the History of the US, The Civil War. The main character of Peter, by will smith, is a slave on a Louisiana plantation, owned by Bridget Lyons and John. All this time of plantation Peter is brutally whipped by one of the supervisors. Peter is whipped very badly, which almost kills him. Peter survives with his life and manages to Runs away to the Northern Union.

A Little about Civil War

United states have revolutionized into the current state step by step. This was not the case in the mid of the 19th century. After the war with Mexico, the area of New Mexico, Arizona, and Texas was annexed by the United States. Missouri compromise in 1819 had decided the fate of new states as a slave state or free state. Another compromise in 1950 revoked Missouri compromise and skirmishes started among the Northern States and the Southern States.

The southern states, who were in favor of slavery and wanted surety of the protection of institutions of slavery along with the expansion of slavery westward, but northern states were anti-slavery. In the early 1860s, Southern 11 states made a new confederation and announced rejection of confederation with the United States. The civil war started between the Northern states and the Southern States, confederacy vs union.

Plot continues

In North, Peter joins the Union Army and fights against the southern confederacy. One day during a medical examination Army Doctors see scars on the back of Peter, from whipping before Peter joins the Union Army. The Doctors take pictures of his back and publish them. One of the photos of his back scars, known as ‘the scourged back’ is published by the independent in May 1863. This photo is later published by Harper weekly on July 4. 

This photo circulates around the world and is held as proof of the severe conditions of slaves in America. Due to this photo, many other free blacks are provoked and they also join the Union Army against slavery in the country. they fight against the cruelty in the South.

Bidding, Apple overtook all six bidders

On July 1, Apple bought the project ‘Emancipation’ by outbidding all six bidders including Warner Bros as a final contestant against Apple in the bidding. Apple bought the project for 105 USD. “Emancipation” is one of the multiple highly anticipated projects acquired recently by Apple. Hollywood reporter told the media that major studios were bidding for the project at the Cannes Virtual Market. Where Apple outbid all other bidders including Warner Bros, as a final bidder against Apple.

References: 

https://www.latimes.com/entertainment-arts/movies/story/2020-07-01/will-smith-emancipation-apple-antoine-fuqua-slavery-film

https://www.foxbusiness.com/lifestyle/apple-emancipation-film-will-smith

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