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*Ahead of its Christmas Day release, Paramount has given The Hollywood Reporter a taste of Denzel Washington and Viola Davis in “Fences,” an adaptation of the late, great August Wilson’s 1983 Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award winning play, directed by Washington himself.

Washington and Davis also starred in the hit 2010 Broadway production of Fences, which won Tonys for best revival of a play, best actor in a play (Washington) and best actress in a play (Davis).

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Also starring in the 2010 production and reprising their parts for the big screen, are Russell Hornsby, Mykelti Williamson and Stephen McKinley Henderson, who received a best featured actor in a play Tony nom for his role as the best friend of Washington’s character.

Set and shot in the historical African-American part of Pittsburgh where Wilson grew up, the film — the first stills were posted today exclusively by The Hollywood Reporter.