Actor Will Smith and director Antoine Fuqua are postponing production of their upcoming film “Emancipation” from Georgia to protest the electoral repression bill signed by Republican Governor Brian Kemp in March. In a joint statement, Smith and Fuqua write: “We cannot in good conscience provide economic assistance to a government that is supposed to pass regressive electoral laws that restrict electoral access. The new electoral laws in Georgia are reminiscent of electoral barriers that were passed at the end of the reconstruction to prevent many Americans from voting. In “Emancipation”, Will Smith will portray an enslaved man named “Whipped Peter” who escaped from a plantation in Louisiana and joined the Union Army in 1863.