It looks like Will Smith still has a lot to face because of his controversial Oscar slap by Chris Rock. Smith, who faced great resistance due to his slap and was banned from the Academy for 10 years, may now face delays in his most anticipated upcoming film, ‘Emancipation’.
With the support of Apple and Smith’s production house, the film was supposed to hit theaters later this year, but now, according to Variety, the filmmakers plan to postpone the film until next year.
Although no official date is announced, but according to internal sources through Variety, who said that “it is unspoken truth” that the drama will not come out this year. According to the varieties, the same source also revealed that there were internal discussions about the release of the film.
The studio has no official announcement yet.
Although the film caused a stir, it could cause a stir in the upcoming awards season and could add some prestigious trophies to Apple’s bag next year. It will be his first project after the Oscar controversy.
Antoine Fuquo’s directorial film is in post-production and has previously faced several stops, including the relocation of film production from Georgia.
The film was written by Bill Collage and starring Ben Foster. According to Variety, the film tells the story of a runaway slave who tries to escape from the plantation owners.
Meanwhile, Smith, who was out of the spotlight after Oscar’s slap, was recent spotted in MumbaiIndia.