Will Smith pulls 'Emancipation' out of Georgia after new voting law passes
What you need to know
- Will Smith and Antoine Fuqua have pulled production of Emancipation from the state of Georgia.
- The move came in response to a new voting law that passed in the state.
- The law has drawn criticism as being too restrictive.
The upcoming Apple TV+ film Emancipation will no longer be filming in Georgia.
As reported by The Hollywood Reporter, director Antoine Fuqua and Will Smith are withdrawing the production of the film from Georgia in response to new voting laws that have been criticized as too restrictive.
In a joint statement, Smith and Fuqua said they "cannot in good conscience provide economic support to a government that enacts regressive voting laws."
Production was set to begin on June 21. It is currently unknown what state the film will move production to or when it will now begin.
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