Tony-nominated actor Anthony Chisholm, known for his work in venerated playwright August Wilson’s final installment of the “Pittsburgh Cycle,” has died, his talent management company confirmed. He was 77.
The actors sit with the NBA legend and cultural commentator to discuss adapting August Wilson’s classic — the suddenly urgent ‘King Lear’ of African-American plays — “to inspire Americans to dismantle this tyrannical cycle.”
Fences, starring award-winning actors Denzel Washington and Viola Davis, is sure to be a feast of powerful performances — and those powerful performances are on full display in a new trailer for the film, directed by Washington from the Pulitzer Prize-winning play by August Wilson.
Heading into the thick of awards season, Denzel Washington’s third directorial effort, Fences, is getting the kind of early screening reaction that often fuels late-breaking contenders to the front of the Oscar race.