What you need to know
- Work has begun filming Emancipation for Apple TV+.
- The movie has added several new cast members.
- That includes Ben Foster, and Charmaine Bingwa.
Emancipation, Will Smith's upcoming Apple TV+ thriller has added several new cast members, just a day after filming on the show was paused because of COVID.
Apple landed the title last year, reportedly paying $120 million for the title. From that report:
Emancipation is based on the true story of a runaway slave called Peter who tries to evade capture through Louisiana, heading north to join the Union army. A photo of Peter's back known as The Scourged Back was used as evidence at the time of the cruelty of slavery in America.
The movie is currently being filmed but was paused yesterday after a COVID scare:
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