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Will Smith entertained a starry group of friends with a private screening of his upcoming Apple Original Films drama Emancipation.

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The Actor held an intimate screening in Los Angeles for his upcoming thriller, ‘Emancipation.’ It’s based on a true story, Emancipation follows Peter (Smith), an enslaved man who runs away from his plantation in search of his family, outwitting cold-blooded hunters and surviving Louisiana swamps along the way.

Directed by Antoine Fuqua, the guest list included Rihanna and boyfriend ASAP Rocky, Tyler Perry, Kenya Barris, Dave Chappelle and others.

On the post, he wrote, “EPIC night!! Thanx for coming to see #Emancipation. Hope ya’ll enjoyed!!” Replying, Barris said, “This night was MAGIC and your movie is truly something that will last forever!” In a separate post, he called the film “true art.”

The film is due to be released in select theaters on Dec. 2, before it hits Apple TV+ on Dec. 9.