Antoine Fuqua

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Will Smith movie 'Emancipation' abandons Georgia over voting restrictions
Will Smith speaking at the 2017 San Diego Comic Con International
Will Smith speaking at the 2017 San Diego Comic Con International Credit: Gage Skidmore (Creative Commons Attribution ShareAlike 2.0)

Antoine Fuqua and Will Smith announced they would move production on their runaway slave thriller "Emancipation" out of Georgia in protest over the state's controversial new voting restrictions. This is the first film to pull its production out of the state because of the legislation.

“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,” said Smith and Fuqua in a joint statement Monday.