Apple TV+ has shared a trailer for the historical drama ‘Emancipation’ featuring Will Smith.
Emancipation explores the true story of Gordon, or “Whipped Peter,” a runaway slave who joined the Union Army during the Civil War. Photos of his scars from a near-fatal whipping were published in Harper’s Weekly, illustrating the cruelty of slavery for readers. An official description reads: “Emancipation tells the triumphant story of Peter, 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 trailer for Emancipation shows Peter (Smith) face the elements and a persistent slave hunter (Ben Foster) in his escape from slavery. Steven Ogg, Charmaine Bingwa, Gilbert Owuor, Mustafa Shakir, Grant Harvey, Ronnie Gene Blevins and Timothy Hutton also star
Emancipation opens in theaters Dec. 2 and begins streaming on Apple TV+ on Dec. 9. Take a look at the official trailer – here.