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Chadwick Boseman’s final film is about to drop, and I’m equal parts crushed and excited.
It somehow seems too soon to discuss anything surrounding a final film for Chadwick, but here we are.
Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom, Chadwick’s final film, is set to hit the Netflix streaming service on December 18th, and although I’m sad, I really can’t wait.
This film tells the fictional account of a real-life legend, blues singer Ma Rainey, who is considered the “Mother of Blues.”
It is based on August Wilson’s Pulitzer Prize winning play about the legendary Ma Rainey.
You may have heard of her before. Famous in the 1920s and 30s, she is known for her deep moaning as she belts out tunes. She is also known for her flamboyant costumes and big personality.
In Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom, Chadwick Boseman plays trumpeter, Levee, who is Ma’s aspiring young horn player.
The film is about the trailblazing performer as she engages in a battle of wills with her white management and ambitious horn player, Levee, over control of her music during a recording session in 1920s Chicago. It is also about the war between Ma’s ambitious horn player, Levee, and the future he envisions versus the past he cannot escape.Netflix via Today
The film is produced in part by Denzel Washington, and directed by George C. Wolfe — but the most memorable part of the entire thing is going to be the final performance by Chadwick Boseman.
Netflix has not yet dropped a trailer for Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom, but you know we will bring it to you as soon as it is released!