A trailer is now available for Apple TV+’s “Emancipation” film starring Will Smith. It will premiere in theaters on December 2, and globally on Apple TV+ on December 9.

Apple Original Films’ “Emancipation” is directed and executive produced by Antoine Fuqua (“Training Day,” “The Equalizer”). It stars in and is produced by Will Smith (“King Richard,” “The Pursuit of Happyness,” “Ali”).

About ‘Emancipation’

Here’s how the film is described: “Emancipation” tells the triumphant story of Peter (Smith), a man who escapes from slavery, relying on his wits, unwavering faith and deep love for his family to evade cold-blooded hunters and the unforgiving swamps of Louisiana on his quest for freedom. The film is inspired by the 1863 photos of “Whipped Peter,” taken during a Union Army medical examination, that first appeared in Harper’s Weekly. One image, known as “The Scourged Back,” which shows Peter’s bare back mutilated by a whipping delivered by his enslavers, ultimately contributed to growing public opposition to slavery.

Ben Foster (“Hell or High Water,” “Leave No Trace”), Charmaine Bingwa (“The Good Fight,” “Black Box,” “Trees of Peace”), Gilbert Owuor (“Montana Story,” “Mute,” “Reprisal,” “Calls”) and Mustafa Shakir (“Soul Assassin,” “Cowboy Bebop,” “Marvel’s Luke Cage” and “The Deuce”) star alongside Smith in “Emancipation.” The ensemble cast also includes Steven Ogg (“Snowpiercer,” “Westworld,” “The Tick,” “The Walking Dead”), Grant Harvey (“Animal Kingdom,” “The Crossing,” “All For Nikki”), Ronnie Gene Blevins (“Conjuring 3: The Devil Made Me Do It,” “Death In Texas,” “Joe”), Jayson Warner Smith (“The Walking Dead,” “Rectify,” “The Birth of a Nation”), Jabbar Lewis (“Terminal List,” “Adventure Force 5”), Michael Luwoye (“The Gifted,” “Prodigal Son,” “She’s Gotta Have It”), Aaron Moten (“Next,” “Disjointed,” “Stu”) and newcomer Imani Pullum.

At one point, it was thought that “Emancipation’ might be pushed into 2023 rather than in 2022 as originally planned. However, Fuqua told  Variety that “400 years of slavery” trumps Smith’s infamous “Oscars slap” incident. He says Apple TV+ didn’t consider pushing back the film’s release date from late 2022.

About Apple TV+

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