Dream Team: Viola Davis, Denzel Washington Partner Up for Fences

Dream Team: Viola Davis, Denzel Washington Partner Up for Fences

The Broadway hit is coming to the big screen.

Published August 28, 2015

Alert the Academy! Viola Davis and Denzel Washington are teaming up to bring Broadway hit Fences to the big screen, the actress confirmed to the New York Times

Fences focuses on the Black experience in Pittsburgh in the 20th century. The original 1987 production, starring James Earl Jones, was the prize-winning playwright's biggest commercial successes. Davis and Washington starred in the revival, and Washington will direct the two-time Oscar and two-time Tony nominee in the movie adaptation.

Davis is certainly not taking it easy during her hiatus from How to Get Away With Murder: the actress reportedly signed on for three more Suicide Squad films and is producing a biopic on groundbreaking congresswoman Barbara Jordan.

We can't wait to see what these two supremely talented people come up with together! In the mean time, watch our interview with Washington, below:

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Written by Evelyn Diaz

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