The last Chadwick Boseman film, “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom”, released his first trailer, in which the late actor wears a tux and plays blues with his co-star Viola Davis.
The film, based on the award-winning work of the same name by August Wilson, share the story of the pioneer blues artist Ma Rainey, played by Davis.
Set in Chicago in 1927, the musicians grapple with issues of race, music, relationships, and the exploitation of black artists.
The late Boseman played Ma’s love interest Levee, an ambitious trumpeter who aspired to make his own mark on the Chicago music scene by putting a contemporary spin on old-fashioned songs.
The film is directed by George C. Wolfe, who won Tony Awards for directing the play “Angels in America: Millennium Approaches” and the musical “Bring in ‘da Noise, Bring in’ da Funk.” Wolfe also served as Artistic Director of The Public Theater from 1993 to 2004.
Other cast members include Glynn Turman, Colman Domingo y Michael Potts. The next film was produced by Todd Black, Denzel Washington and Dany Wolf, and the screenwriter is Ruben Santiago-Hudson.
As we told you weeks ago in The Truth News, Boseman was diagnosed with stage 3 colon cancer in 2016 and eventually progressed to stage 4 which led to his death on August 28.
Although he never spoke publicly about his diagnosis, worked on his treatment for much of his film career.
Netflix could push for posthumous Oscar nomination for Boseman in the category of supporting actor.
The late actor may have another Oscar contender with Spike Lee and Netflix’s “Da 5 Bloods”; if he were nominated twice, Boseman would become the first actor with two posthumous accolades as an actor.
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“Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom” will premiere on December 18 on Netflix. Were you a fan of Chadwick Boseman? What is your favorite movie of the actor? Will you see this new Netflix film?