During a chat with Empire, the Oscar-nominated Denzel Washington revealed that his third foray in directing will come in the much-loved August Wilson play Fences, a property Washington himself starred in 2010 on Broadway.

The play tells of Troy Maxon, a Pittsburgh sanitation employee who must swallow the painful fact that he will remain a sanitation employee for the rest of his days, never becoming the professional baseball player he once could have been. It’s a realization he takes on his long-suffering wife, among others. No more information was made available Washington regarding the project.

As for his upcoming acting gigs, Washington was relatively close-lipped about Safe House 2, the potential sequel to the star’s surprisingly successful action film last winter. To the point as ever, Washington simply said, “I think it’s dead,” after acknowledging that it was being written. While that is not much to go on, I don’t know how much we’d miss Safe House 2 as a people. Probably not much.

Do you know Fences? Did you catch Washington’s performance on the stage? Do you need to see a sequel to Safe House?

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