Ma Rainey's Black Bottom trailer

There was already an air of reverence attached to Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom, the upcoming Netflix adaptation of the August Wilson play, due to it being Chadwick Boseman‘s final feature film role. But the trailer for Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom may only strengthen that reverence, as Boseman and star Viola Davis give knockout performances in the roles of an ambitious trumpet player and the legendary “Mother of the Blues.” Watch the Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom trailer below.

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ma rainey's black bottom first look

George C. Wolfe‘s adaptation of Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom, based on the August Wilson stage play of the same name, was already on track to become one of Netflix’s major 2021 Oscar contenders. However, the tragic passing of star Chadwick Boseman in August has turned it into a memorial of sorts to the late actor, who makes his final feature film appearance in the film. Netflix has released the first images from Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom featuring Boseman, as well as co-stars Viola Davis, who plays the titular role, and Denzel Washington, both of whom praise Boseman’s performance in the movie as one of the finest of his career. See the Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom first look photos below.

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