Chadwick Boseman’s Final Film “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom” Set For Release
Netflix has given film lovers first look images of the late Chadwick Boseman’s final film “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom.” The film is set for release on December 18. In the photos released via Twitter, the late “Black Panther” star is suited up in a tuxedo, performing music on stage with co-star Viola Davis.
Based on August Wilson’s award-winning play of the same name, the film follows the story of trailblazing blues singer Ma Rainey, portrayed by Davis. Set in 1927 Chicago, the movie grapples with issues of race, music, relationships, and the exploitation of Black recording artists.
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Here’s your first look at Viola Davis and Chadwick Boseman in MA RAINEY’S BLACK BOTTOM, based on August Wilson’s award-winning play from director George C. Wolfe.@MaRaineyFilm comes to Netflix 18 December. pic.twitter.com/fuMIec46KC
— NetflixFilm (@NetflixFilm) September 30, 2020
Boseman played Ma’s boyfriend Levee, a young, ambitious trumpeter who aspired to make his own mark in the music industry.
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Directed by George C. Wolfe, the two-time Tony-winning director behind “Angels in America: Millennium Approaches”. Wolfe also served as the artistic director of The Public Theater from 1993 to 2004.
Other cast members include Glynn Turman, Colman Domingo and Michael Potts. The upcoming film was also produced by Todd Black, Denzel Washington and Dany Wolf. The screenwriter is Ruben Santiago-Hudson.
Chadwick Boseman died on August 28 from colon cancer. Meanwhile, he kept his battle with cancer since 2016, a secret as it progressed to stage 4 his family later revealed. Although he never spoke publicly about his diagnosis, he worked through treatment for much of his film career.
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