It reawakened me about the work, and my commitment to the work,” he told Empire of taking on the role. “I said to myself: ‘I’ve got to dig deeper. The reason I did ‘Fences’ is that Scott Rudin sent me the script August Wilson wrote – the only one of his plays that he wrote as a screenplay – to act and direct. I really do want to direct (the film version).I reckon there’s a fair chance he might star in the movie as well, given that he had roles in both Antwone Fisher and The Great Debaters. Hopefully, Viola Davis will join him once again. The two-time Oscar winner was recently nominated for Best Actor for his performance in Robert Zemeckis‘ Flight and will next be seen opposite Mark Wahlberg in the actioner 2 Guns.