Denzel Washington Clashes With Viola Davis in First ‘Fences’ Trailer (Video)

Drama based on August Wilson play will premiere on Christmas Day

Denzel Washington and Viola Davis leave it all on the table in the first trailer for “Fences.”

The film, based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning August Wilson play of the same name, follows a black family in 1950s Pittsburgh.

Troy (Washington) is the head of the household, but is bitter about his life working as a trash collector. His son, Cory (Jovan Adepo), dreams of a better life but gets nothing but disdain from his father. Throughout it all, Troy’s wife Rose (Davis) tries to hold everything together.

It also stars Mykelti Williamson, Saniyya Sidney, Russell Hornsby and Stephen Henderson. Washington directed and produced the film in addition to starring. Molly Allen, Kim Roth, Charles King, Eli Bush, Jason Cloth, and Aaron L. Gilbert executive produced.

Scott Rudin and Todd Black also produced. Paramount Pictures produced in association with Bron Creative and Macro Media.

“Fences” will open in theaters on Dec. 25.

Watch the video above.