Viola Davis to Team Up with Denzel Washington for Film Adaptation of 'Fences'

Viola Davis has revealed that she will appear in a screen adaptation of the August Wilson play, 'Fences.'

"They are making 'Fences,' August Wilson’s play, into a feature that Denzel Washington is directing and I’m going to be in,” Davis told The New York Times.

Davis and Washington co-starred in the 2010 Broadway production of 'Fences' which was directed by Kenny Leon. Both Davis and Washington won Tony awards for their outstanding performances.

According to, "'Fences'" centers on the Maxons, an African-American family living in Pittsburgh in 1957. Patriarch Troy, a sanitation worker, is an embittered former player in baseball’s Negro Leagues. Matriarch Rose runs the household, stretching Troy’s meager paycheck to keep things going. Their teen son Cory is being recruited to play college football, a source of contention with his father. Also on the scene are Troy’s older son Lyons, brain-damaged brother Gabriel and drinking buddy Bono. The main action of the play takes places over a two-month period that changes the nature of the Maxons’ marriage and Cory’s path in life forever."