Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom: What is brewing up?

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Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom is an upcoming American drama film that is soon coming up on the screens. Directed by George C. Wolfe, written by Ruben Santiago-Hudson and produced by Todd Black, Denzel Washington, and Dany Wolf the movie is based on the play of the same name by August Wilson.

The movie is all set to be released on 18th December 2020 by Netflix. Pace up! The wait is going to end real soon. And, you will have an amazing movie at the end of this unexpected terrible year. So without taking much of your time let’s know everything about this amazing upcoming film.

Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom: Who all are in for the cast?

Ma Rainey's Black Bottom
The Guardian

The cast of the movie looks fantastic. We have:

  • Viola Davis as Ma Rainey
  • Late Chadwick Boseman as Levee
  • Glynn Turman as Toledo
  • Colman Domingo as Cutler
  • Michael Potts as Slow Drag
  • Taylor Paige as Dussie Mae
  • Jonny Coynee as Sturdyvant
  • Jeremy Shamos as Urvin
  • Dusan Brown as Sylvester

Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom: What about the plotline?

The plot of the movie follows the story of trailblazing blues singer Ma Rainey, portrayed by Davis. Set in 1927 Chicago, the movie grapples with issues of race, music, relationships, and the exploitation of Black recording artists.

Boseman played Ma’s boyfriend Levee, a young, ambitious trumpeter who aspired to make his own mark in the music industry. Later he died on 28th August after being diagnosed with stage 3 colon cancer in 2016. He kept battling with cancer in secret, and over four years it progressed to stage 4, his family later revealed. Even after all, he gave his all focus on his film career.

Later, Boseman’s “21 Bridges” co-star Sienna Miller revealed that the late actor shared a portion of his salary from the film with her so she could continue working as a co-producer of the project.

If you have already read the play you may know better about the movie. But do give it a watch!

Stay Tuned!

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