Netflix has revealed four first look images from Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom, the upcoming adaptation of Pulitzer Prize winner August Wilson’s 1984 play which stars Viola Davis alongside the late Chadwick Boseman in his final role; take a look at the images here…
Tensions and temperatures rise over the course of an afternoon recording session in 1920s Chicago as a band of musicians await trailblazing performer, the legendary “Mother of the Blues,” Ma Rainey (Academy Award® winner Viola Davis). Late to the session, the fearless, fiery Ma engages in a battle of wills with her white manager and producer over control of her music. As the band waits in the studio’s claustrophobic rehearsal room, ambitious trumpeter Levee (Chadwick Boseman) — who has an eye for Ma’s girlfriend and is determined to stake his own claim on the music industry — spurs his fellow musicians into an eruption of stories revealing truths that will forever change the course of their lives.
Adapted from two-time Pulitzer Prize winner August Wilson’s play, MA RAINEY’S BLACK BOTTOM celebrates the transformative power of the blues and the artists who refuse to let society’s prejudices dictate their worth.
Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom features a cast that also includes Colman Domingo, Glynn Turman, Michael Potts, Taylour Paige and Dusan Brown.
Photo Credits: Netflix