It actually hurts to see Chadwick looking so dapper and alive here. What a force of nature! Is there a posthumous Oscar in his future, a la Heath Ledger? I hope so.
Below, the trailer for Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom, produced by Denzil Washington, directed by George C. Wolfe. Starring Viola Davis and Chadwick Boseman. Coming to Netflix December 18.
Chicago, 1927. A recording session. Tensions rise between Ma Rainey (Viola Davis), her ambitious horn player (Chadwick Boseman), and the white management determined to control the legendary “Mother of the Blues.”
Based on Pulitzer Prize winner August Wilson’s play.