We sadly lost the talent that was Chadwick Boseman back in August. Fortunately, he had one last role completed to remember him by. He'll be appearing in Netflix's upcoming adaptation of Ma Rainey's Black Bottom, the 1920s-set play that's part of famed playwright August Wilson's The Century Cycle. Produced by Denzel Washington, the movie is set to bow on the streaming service by year's end and to further the anticipation for the set, they've released the vibrant new trailer for the film.
The trailer takes us to late '20s Chicago and blues singer Ma Rainey (Viola Davis) is the talk of the music world and in the midst of a battle for control of her music with her white manager. An upstart horn player in her band (Boseman) also has ambitions of his own — including getting his hands on Ma's comely female companion. The trailer transports us into a world where blues is king (with Branford Marsalis helping to bring the searing sound to life) and an electrifying talent like Ma Rainey can rule over it with a verve and attitude all her own. It also shows the dynamite collection of talent that the film will be bringing to our screens.
You can check out the trailer for Ma Rainey's Black Bottom, which also stars Colman Domingo, Glynn Turman and Taylour Paige, when you press play. The film will be available to stream exclusively on Netflix during the holiday season on December 18th.