"Fences" Paramount releases poster featuring Denzel Washington, Viola Davis

"Fences," the screen adaptation of August Wilson’s award winning play, will make its debut this Christmas.

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"Fences" poster

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Paramount has released a poster  for "Fences,"  an upcoming 2016 American-Canadian drama film.

Viola Davis and Denzel Washington in "Fences" play

Viola Davis and Denzel Washington in "Fences"

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Based on a play of the same name, the screen adaptation is directed by Denzel Washington and written by August Wilson.

"Fences" stars Washington alongside Viola Davis, Jovan Adepo, Stephen Henderson, Russell Hornsby, Mykelti Williamson, and Saniyya Sidney.

Set in 1950s Pittsburgh, the film follows a former Negro league baseball player, now working as a waste collector, who struggles to provide for his family and come to terms with the events of his life.

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"Fences" premieres on December 25, 2016.

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