Chadwick Boseman's final film "Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom,” in which the late actor is suited up in a tuxedo, performing blues music with co-star Viola Davis, has released the first trailer.
The film, based on August Wilson’s award-winning play of the same name, shares the story of blues artist Ma Rainey, portrayed by Davis. Set in Chicago in 1927, the musicians grapple with issues of race, music, relationships and the exploitation of Black recording artists.
Chadwick Boseman portrayed Ma’s band member Levee, an ambitious trumpeter who aspired to make his own mark in the Chicago music scene by putting a contemporary spin on old-fashioned songs.
“Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom” is set for release on Dec. 18 on Netflix.
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