"Fences" Watch Denzel Washington, Viola Davis in 1st trailer

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

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Paramount has released the first emotional trailer 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.

An emotional clip, the trailer features Troy (Washington) in an heated conversation with his son, who he denies his dream of playing college football.

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“It’s not easy for me to admit I’ve been standing in the same place for 18 years,” he says in the closing moments of the clip to his wife Rose. “Well I’ve been standing with you. I gave 18 years of my life to stand in the same spot as you,” she responds.

"Fences" premieres on December 25, 2016.

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