The film is directed by George C. Wolfe, the two-time Tony-winner behind “Angels in America: Millennium Approaches” and “ Bring In.
Netflix has shown first-look images of the late Chadwick Boseman’s last film, “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom,” that is to be released on December 18. In the photos published via Twitter, the late Black Panther star is in a tuxedo playing music with co-star Viola Davis on stage.
Based on August Wilson’s award-winning play of the same name, the film follows the story of the pioneering blues singer Ma Rainey, portrayed by Davis. The 1927 Chicago theater shows the conflict between race, music, relationships and the exploitation of black record artists.
Boseman played Ma’s girlfriend Levee, a young, ambitious trumpeter who aspired to make his own mark in the music industry.
The film is directed by George C. Wolfe, the two-time Tony-winning director behind “Angels in America: Millennium Approaches” and “Bring in ’ ; d ” o
Others of the cast include Glynn Turman, Colman Domingo and Michael Potts. The coming movie was produced by Todd Black, Denzel Washington and Dany Wolf, and the screenwriter is Ruben Santiago-Hudson.
Boseman died on 28 Aug after being diagnosed with stage 3 colon cancer in 2016. He kept his fight with cancer secret and went into stage 4 over four years until his family revealed later. Although he never talked publicly about his diagnosis, he covered much of his film career through treatment.
On Monday, Boseman announced that his co-star Sienna Miller shared a portion of his salary from the film with her so she could continue to work as the co-producer of the project. As memories of Boseman continue to pour into Disneyland, a brand new mural to honour Boseman also was unveiled.