It’s brilliant. It’s like, why would they make ‘Hamlet’ a movie? Why would they make ‘Death of a Salesman” a movie? Because it is some of the greatest writing in the 20th century,” the actor told Reuters. Pulitzer-Prize-winning “Fences,” which opened in U.S. movie theaters on Christmas Day, is the first play by the late, influential black playwright August Wilson to be turned into a film.