Adapted from August Wilson’s classic play, and seeing Denzel Washington direct himself and Viola Davis in the stage roles they made iconic, this is an emotional drama of secrets revealed and relationships rocked.
In 1950s Pittsburgh, Troy Maxson (Washington) is a former star Negro League baseball player who now works collecting garbage. Proud and blustering, Troy however has a secret. And the revelation of that secret will force resentments and heartbreak to spill from his wife Rose (Davis) and his sons.
Solidly crafted, it finds its Pulitzer-winning source material fundamentally unchanged – and still just as powerful.