Chadwick Boseman in his final movie Ma Rainey's Black Bottom

Lawrence Kim
October 1, 2020

Davis will not doubt astound, but the buzz is deafening on what will be Boseman's last performance.

Based on August Wilson's award-winning play of the same name, the film follows the story of trailblazing blues singer Ma Rainey, portrayed by Davis.

The film is an adaptation of August Wilson's award-winning play of the same name, which debuted at Broadway's Cort Theatre in October 1984.

Considering how much Chadwick Boseman's profile was boosted by starring in biopics like 42, Get on Up and Marshall, I find it somewhat fitting that his final movie revolves around a historical figure.

Netflix has unveiled first look images of the late Chadwick Boseman's final film, "Ma Rainey's Black Bottom", set for release on December 18.

The film also stars Glynn Turman (A Raisin in the Sun) and Colman Domingo (If Beale Street Could Talk), and was directed by Tony Award victor George C. Wolfe.

The film is set in 1920s Chicago as tensions and temperatures rise over the course of an afternoon recording session. Chadwick Boseman plays Levee, a trumpeter in Rainey's band who is determined to put his own spin on her songs to further his career.

Boseman died on August 28 after being diagnosed with stage 3 colon cancer in 2016. The film is produced by Denzel Washington and Todd Black. She paid tribute to her co-star on Instagram after news of his passing broke saying: "Your talent, your spirit, your heart, your authenticity.It was an honor working beside you, getting to know you.Rest well prince". Netflix has shared the first stills from the movie, including Davis as Rainey and Boseman as Levee.

'Ma Rainey's Black Bottom' hits Netflix on December 18th.

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