Will Smith pockets R600M from upcoming thriller ‘Emancipation’

It’s no secret that Will Smith was placed in the naughty corner this year after taking the stage at the Oscars and slapping Chris Rock in the face for a remark he made about his wife Jada Pinkett. -Smith.

Although the Fresh Prince of Bel-Air The star has since been banned from attending the Oscars or any of the other Academy events for 10 years, but that hasn’t stopped him from reaching greater heights in his acting career as he has landed an acting role that was rumored to earn him a fortune.

Variety Hollywood’s highest-paid movie stars recently revealed, and to everyone’s surprise, the American actor will receive $35 million (R600 million) for his role as Peter in the upcoming film, Emancipation.

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Social media has been impressed with the big bank Smith will draw from his role in the film, especially after receiving a lot of backlash for the violent on-screen moment he shared with Chris Rock.

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The highly anticipated film is based on a true story and follows the life of a runaway slave who traverses the Louisiana swamps on a tortoise journey to escape the plantation owners who nearly cost him his life.

The 53-year-old actor will play the character of Peter, the runaway American slave, and will star in the film alongside other great actors such as Ben Foster, Aaron Clifton Moten, Charmaine Bingwa, Steven Ogg, Donald Paul, Jeff Pearson, and many more.

The film is due out next year and will be available to stream on Apple TV+.

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