Will Smith Dumps Georgia: New Slave Drama 'Emancipation’ Will Not Be Filmed In The Peach State
Emancipation, backed by Apple Studios, won’t film in the peach state in protest of Georgia’s, Voter Integrity Law, the first major Hollywood production to boycott Georgia.
Will Smith and director Antoine Fuqua (Right) confirmed the decision.
They said they could not “in good conscience provide economic support” to the state.
“At this moment in time, the Nation is coming to terms with its history and is attempting to eliminate vestiges of institutional racism to achieve true racial justice. We cannot in good conscience provide economic support to a government that enacts regressive voting laws that are designed to restrict voter access,” they said.
“The new Georgia voting laws are reminiscent of voting impediments that were passed at the end of Reconstruction to prevent many Americans from voting. Regrettably, we feel compelled to move our film production work from Georgia to another state.”