‘Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom’, Netflix’ movie, marks Boseman’s final appearance in a live-action movie.
Directed by George C. Wolfe the adaptation of August Wilson’s play will be released on December 18th. In the main cast, Academy Award winner Viola Davis playing the title character.
The highlight, however, will be Chadwick Boseman as ambitious musician Levee.
The streaming service not yet released a trailer, but character posters featuring the two leads have now been released.
Check it out below.
Chadwick Boseman passed away at the end of August following a battle against colon cancer.
The actor worked through the pain barrier and made seven movies after his diagnosis.
Boseman had already completed his work on Netflix’s ‘Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom’ before his untimely passing. The action-heavy thriller ’21 Bridges’, Spike Lee’s Vietnam War drama ‘Da 5 Bloods’. And his career-defining role as the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s Black Panther.
“Tensions and temperatures rise over the course of an afternoon recording session in 1920s Chicago as a band of musicians await trailblazing performer, the legendary Mother of the Blues, Ma Rainey. Late to the session, the fearless, fiery Ma engages in a battle of wills with her white manager and producer over control of her music. As the band waits in the studio’s claustrophobic rehearsal room, ambitious trumpeter Levee — who has an eye for Ma’s girlfriend and is determined to stake his own claim on the music industry — spurs his fellow musicians into an eruption of stories revealing truths that will forever change the course of their lives.”
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