Kenyan-born actor Gilbert Owuor will star alongside Will Smith in the upcoming Apple Original Film ‘Emancipation’.
Gilbert, who is known for his roles in Taharuki, Reprisal and Goliath, will play Gordon, an enslaved man working on the same camp as Peter, played by Will Smith.
‘Emancipation’ tells the triumphant story of a runaway slave named Peter who’s determined to evade his cold-blooded hunters and unforgiving swamps of Louisiana.
The movie is directed by American filmmaker Antoine Fuqua who is behind great works such as Training Day, Olympus Has Fallen and The Equalizer.
Hollywood actor Will Smith, James Lassiter and Jon Mone are the producers of Emancipation through Westbrook Studios with McFarland Entertainment’s Joey McFarland and Todd Black.
Owuor is represented by D2 Management and Innovative Artists. Owuor has also previously appeared in Castle, The Young and the Restless, True Blood, Calls, and Reprisal, among others.