Will Smith is resuming his acting career after the Oscars controversy in March.
Peter is then seen fleeing merciless dogs and soldiers, as well as battling the deadly Louisiana swamps, on his way to becoming a free man.
Emancipation hits theaters on December 2 and will be available on Apple TV+ on December 9.
Throughout my career, I've turned down numerous films set in slavery "According to The Hollywood Reporter, Smith stated.
Smith later described the photograph as a "rallying cry against slavery,"
and it inspired a film that he says he wanted to be a part of in "the way that only Antoine Fuqua could deliver."
Smith has kept a low profile since the Oscars in March when he slapped Rock for making a joke about his wife Jada,
who has alopecia, and her shaved head. He has since apologized for his actions several times.