‘Clemency’ — Photos By: Elissa Anderson December 23, 2019 5:15PM EST 1 of 6 ‘Clemency’ Neon ‘Clemency’ is a critically-acclaimed film that will be released in theaters on Dec. 27. The synopsis for the film reads: ‘Years of carrying out death row executions have taken a toll on prison warden, Bernadine Williams. The emotional wedge in her marriage grows. Memories of a recently botched execution plague her daily. As she prepares to execute another inmate, Bernadine must confront the psychological and emotional demons her job creates, ultimately connecting her to the man she is sanctioned to kill.’ Oscar nominee Alfre Woodard stars as Bernadine and Aldis Hodge plays Anthony Woods, the man Bernadine encounters on death row. The movie also features Wendell Pierce, Richard Schiff, Danielle Brooks, Michael O’Neill, Richard Gunn, Vernee Watson, Dennis Haskins, LaMonica Garrett, and Michelle C. Bonilla. ‘Clemency’ was written and directed by Chinonye Chukwu. The film had its world premiere at the Sundance Film Festival. See more photos of ‘Clemency’ in our gallery now. December 23, 2019, 4:05PM 2 of 6 Alfre Woodard Paul Sarkis Alfre Woodard stars as Bernadine Williams. She gives a powerhouse performance as she grapples with her job as a death row prison warden. December 23, 2019, 4:05PM 3 of 6 Aldis Hodge Courtesy of Neon Aldis Hodge stars as Anthony Woods. Anthony is a man on death row who encounters Bernadine in the days leading up to his execution. December 23, 2019, 4:05PM 4 of 6 Alfre Woodard With Chinonye Chukwu Paul Sarkis Alfre Woodard talks with director December 23, 2019, 4:05PM 5 of 6 Alfre Woodard As Bernadine Courtesy of Neon The movie was filmed at a now defunct prison in California. The whole movie was shot in 17 days. December 23, 2019, 4:05PM 6 of 6 Aldis Hodge As Anthony Woods Courtesy of Neon Aldis revealed why he took on the role of Anthony. He said he hopes this film will ‘open up people’s eyes and minds to a conversation that needs to be had internally when it comes to judging brothers and sisters behind bars, when it comes to whether they do or do not support the death penalty, and what action needs to be happening.’ December 23, 2019, 4:08PM Click to Subscribe to Get Our Free HollywoodLife Daily Newsletter to get the hottest celeb news.