Coming to Netflix this December is the final film of the late Chadwick Boseman’s career, Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom. This historical drama will create buzz for Academy 2021. We have everything you need to know about Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom, including the plot, cast, and the official Netflix release date.
Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom is an upcoming Netflix Original historical-drama directed by George C. Wolfe. The movie is based on August Wilson’s 1982 play of the same name and is adapted from Ruben Santiago-Hudson’s screenplay.
The story of Ma Rainy’s Black Bottom is heavily influenced by the racial tensions of the era, along with the growing popularity of the Blues, and the exploitation of black recording artists.
Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom will be available to stream on Netflix globally on December 18th, 2020.
The runtime for Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom is 93 minutes.
According to IMDb, the official parental rating of Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom is R.
Netflix has provided the official synopsis:
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.
The following cast members have been confirmed to appear in Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom:
|Role||Cast Members||Where Have I Seen/Heard Them Before?|
|Levee||Chadwick Boseman||Black Panther | Captain America: Civil War | Avengers: Infinity War|
|Ma Rainey||Viola Davis||Fences | The Help | Widows|
|Toledo||Glynn Turman||Super 8 | John Dies at the End | Sahara|
|Cutler||Colman Domingo||Lincoln | Selma | Fear the Walking Dead|
|Dussie Mae||Taylour Paige||High School Musical 3 | Hit the Floor | White Boy Rick|
|Sturdyvant||Jonny Coyne||Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life | Gangster Squad | Nightcrawler|
|Irvin||Jeremy Shamos||Magic in the Moonlight | The Rebound | Birdman|
|Slow Drag||Michael Potts||Show Me a Hero | True Detective | Damages|
|Policeman||Joshua Harto||Bridge of Spies | The Dark Knight | The Lifeguard|
|Sylvester||Dusan Brown||42 | The Lion Guard | The Big Bang Theory|
Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom will be the last film appearance of MCU legend Chadwick Boseman. In August 2020, the actor of Black Panther died after a long battle with cancer.
Viola Davis stars in this August Wilson film adaptation. Davis was previously seen in Fences and won her first Academy Award for the role Rose Maxson.
On July 8, 2019, principal photography started in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The production crew transformed the streets of Pittsburgh to 1927 Chicago by using set pieces.
Officially, filming ceased on August 16, 2019.
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