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Will Smith pulls slavery drama “Emancipation” from filming in Georgia over voting restrictions – Salon

The actor couldn’t support the state’s new laws, which he compared to Reconstruction-era voting impediments

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After weeks of outrage regarding Georgia’s highly controversial new voting laws – including backlash from Coca-Cola and Major League Baseball – a Will Smith-backed production, “Emancipation” has chosen to pull out of the state.
As reported in Variety, Will Smith and filmmaker Antoine Fuqua, both owners of production companies financing the film, released a joint statement regarding the matter:
“At this moment in time, the Nation is coming to terms with its history and is attempting to eliminate…

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