After “The Slap” rapper and actor Will Smith is getting back to work. The trailer for his upcoming period piece Emancipation has been released.
In the film, Smith tells the true story of “Whipped Peter” a slave that joined the Union Army to escape slavery. When Peter received a medical exam, the pictures of the whip marks on his back made an indictment against slavery.
Emancipation will be released on December 2 making it eligible for Oscar consideration. Will, on the other hand, has been banned from the Oscars for 10 years and he took it further by resigning from The Academy after his slap at Chris Rock.