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Chadwick Boseman’s ‘Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom’ movie to be released in December

‘Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom,’ Chadwick Boseman’s final film, gets a charming first trailer.

Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom, the last movie Chadwick Boseman shot before his death is set to premiere December 18.


The film, set in 1920s Chicago, tells the story of “Mother of the Blues” Ma Rainey, who is fighting with her white manager and producer for control of her music.

Netflix confirmed the release date of the movie featuring Viola Davies and deceased actor, Chadwick Boseman.

The movie is an adaptation from August Wilson’s 1984 play of the same name. Chadwick Boseman acted as a trumpeter in Ma Rainey’s session band called Levee.

Chadwick Boseman last movie to be released in December

Levee is “determined to stake his claim on the music industry” and “spurs his fellow musicians into an eruption of stories revealing truths that will forever change the course of their lives”.

Chadwick Boseman Rainey’s movie wrapped production in August 2019, six weeks after production began meaning Boseman was aware of his cancer diagnosis.

Icons are born in every generation, and sometimes we get lucky enough to watch their journey.

The Netflix trailer for Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom is full of them: Viola Davis in the title role, the true story of Ma Rainey herself, and the late Chadwick Boseman in his last film role.

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