Will Smith, Antoine Fuqua will no longer film ‘Emancipation’ in Georgia

  • “Emancipation,” a slave drama directed by Antoine Fuqua and starring Will Smith, will no longer be filmed in the state of Georgia due to the passage of a restrictive voting law there.
  • This is the first film to pull its production out of the state because of the legislation.
  • “Emancipation” centers around Whipped Peter, an enslaved person who emancipated himself during the Civil War from a Southern plantation and joined the Union Army.

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Actors Will Smith (L) and Antoine Fuqua.
Actors Will Smith (L) and Antoine Fuqua.
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“Emancipation,” a slave drama directed by Antoine Fuqua and starring Will Smith, will no longer be filmed in the state of Georgia due to a new voting law that was signed there by Gov. Brian Kemp in late March.

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