Apple takes a shot at an Oscar contender starring Will Smith before the slap.

Civil war drama "Emancipation" completed filming earlier this year. 

Now, Apple is at a loss as to what to do with the movie 

Mr. Smith is the star of "Emancipation," a film set in the Civil War era that Apple envisioned as a surefire Oscar candidate when it wrapped filming earlier this year.

At the Academy Awards in March, Mr. Smith stormed the stage and slapped comedian Chris Rock after he made a joke about Mr. Smith's wife, Jada Pinkett Smith. 

Mr. who also won as the best actor that night. Smith later resigned his membership in the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & 

Sciences and was banned from attending Academy-related events, including the Oscar telecast, for the next decade.

Apple is now left with an unreleased $120 million awards-style movie whose star is no longer welcome at the biggest award show and a big question.

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