Will Smith will make millions of dollars for his role in the Apple TV+ movie Emancipation.
According to Variety, Will Smith will be paid $35 million for the film. The escaped-slave thriller is expected to be released in 2023.
Emancipation was originally targeted for a 2022 release. The Antoine Fuqua-directed movie was delayed to 2023 in wake of Will Smith slapping Chris Rock at the Oscars.
Will Smith spoke about Emancipation in a 2021 interview with GQ. The movie star explained why he accepted the role after years of avoiding making films about slavery.
“This was one that was about love and the power of Black love,” he said. “And that was something that I could rock with. We were going to make a story about how Black love makes us invincible.”