Will Smith Hosted “Epic” Screening Of ‘Emancipation’!

Will Smith Hosted “Epic” Screening Of ‘Emancipation’!

Three weeks after Apple’s premiere of Antoine Fuqua’s Emancipation in Washington, D.C., the Will Smith-starring film was shown to an exclusive audience in Los Angeles. In attendance were Rihanna and their boyfriend ASAP Rocky, Tyler Perry, and Kenya Barris.

Also music producer Corey Smyth, celebrity stylist Fawn Boardley, and writer-producer Esa Lewis. Dave Chappelle was there, and he was arguably the most famous person there outside Will Smith.

The famous comic just ended a sold-out stadium tour across Europe without the help of co-headliner Chris Rock, who Smith slapped on the Oscars stage. 

Will Smith Hosted “Epic” Screening Of ‘Emancipation’ For Dave Chappelle, Tyler Perry, Rihanna!

Will Smith, who would go on to win the Academy Award for the finest actor, was barred from the show for an entire decade after delivering the slap heard ’round the world. The long-awaited Emancipation movie will premiere in theatres on December 2.

Will Smith Hosted “Epic” Screening Of ‘Emancipation’ For Dave Chappelle, Tyler Perry, Rihanna!

This will be available for streaming on Apple TV+ beginning on the same date. In an upcoming film, Will Smith plays “Whipped Peter,” an enslaved person who escaped and whose narrative was told through images of wounds on his back.

To direct Emancipation, Antoine Fuqua turned to his friend and collaborator, director Spike Lee. As the release date draws near, the 54-year-old actor had a private screening last night (October 24) for his friends and colleagues.

Guest list stars included Tyler Perry, Rihanna, Dave Chappelle, Fawn, Kenya Barris, ASAP Rocky, and more. Rock hasn’t avoided talking about the slap during his stand-up performances in the months following the Oscars, but he’s usually kept his remarks brief.

Rock said, “the motherfucker punched me over a bullshit joke, the nicest joke I ever told,” whereas Chappelle said, “the motherfucker hit me over a bullshit joke.” After mocking Smith for 30 years.

Chappelle said, “He made an impression of a perfect man.” How these people got to be at this screening together is a mystery, but many raved about it on Instagram, with one user, Smith, calling it an “EPIC night!!” When pressed further, Barris said, “this night was one for the books!” 

His follow-up remarks were as follows: “The conversation following was the impact of what anything and everything we as creatives accomplish in this profession aspire for.” He mentioned Chappelle’s hosting.

The comic can be seen chatting with the other attendees after the screening in one photo. Perry said, “Emancipation is still something that bothers me.” It is quite stunning, sincere, and engaging all at the same time. 

The group’s after-dinner discussion, meantime, became famous. I appreciate the sneak peek, Will Smith. Emancipation is based on a true story of an enslaved person named Peter (Smith) who escapes from his farm and travels across the marshes of Louisiana in pursuit of his family.

Emancipation was directed by Fuqua and produced by him alongside William N. Collage, who also worked on the script. Smith, Jon Mone, Joey McFarland, Todd Black of Westbrook Studios, McFarland Entertainment, and Escape Artists produced the picture.

The show’s executive producers were Chris Brigham, James Lassiter, Heather Washington, Cliff Roberts, Glen Basner, and Scott Greenberg.

“Epic” Screening Of “Emancipation” For Dave Chappelle!

At a private screening of his upcoming Apple Original Films Thriller Emancipation, Will Smith has shown off the stars in his cast to his celebrity friends. Smith shared images from the exclusive get-together.

Which included Rihanna, Tyler Perry, Dave Chappelle, A$AP Rocky, Kenya Barris, and more, on Monday afternoon. In Emancipation, directed by Antoine Fuqua, Smith plays Peter, a slave who escapes and makes his way through the Louisiana bayous using only his wits.

Since Apple set a new record in an auction for the rights to produce the film, it has received significant attention. This is Smith’s first picture since he slapped Chris Rock onstage at the Oscars earlier this year, so it’s sure to be a hit.

Currently, on tour with Rock, Chapelle mentioned the incident last month during a gig in Liverpool, calling it a “really bizarre choice. Let’s keep our fingers crossed that he doesn’t reapply the mask.

When the incident first came to light, Perry hesitantly addressed it at the Tribeca Film Festival.  He continued that the manner Rock dealt with it “was that of a pure champion.” However, [Smith] experienced his tragedy.

There’s no justification for his actions; he was wrong. That was uncharacteristic of who he is. Smith was prohibited from attending the Academy Awards for ten years after the incident. In a July video, he expressed his “deep regret” and apologized to Rock.

Recently, Fuqua said to Deadline, Will Smith is a fantastic man. We worked on this film together for a long time, probably close to three. He’s great to work with and contributed greatly to the film’s success. 

Chris Rock is a decent human being. Therefore, we can hope they can resolve their differences amicably so we can go on. Everyone who knew the diagnosis assumed that he would tune in to ABC’s “Dancing with the Stars” this season when Blair joined the cast. 


Chapelle is presently on tour with Rock, and she brought up the incident at their performance in Liverpool a month ago, referring to it as a “really unusual choice.” He claimed that Rock had always been himself.

Unlike his lifelong friend Will Smith. who “imitated a perfect man for 30 years.

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