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Entertainment Chadwick Boseman's final film performance teased in Ma Rainey's Black Bottom trailer

02:40  20 october  2020
02:40  20 october  2020 Source:   theweek.com

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Netflix has unveiled the trailer for the late actor Chadwick Boseman ’ s final movie, Oscar-tipped August Wilson adaptation Ma Rainey ’ s Black Bottom . The Black Panther star, who died in August at 43, has already been suggested as a contender for a posthumous Oscar for his performance in the

Chadwick Boseman stars alongside Viola Davis in the trailer for Netflix film ' Ma Rainey ' s Black Bottom ' .The movie, which is Chadwick ' s final film , was produced by Denzel Washington, and premiers December 18th.

After the tragic death of Chadwick Boseman, Netflix has just offered a glimpse at his final film performance.

Chadwick Boseman wearing a suit and tie smiling at the camera: Ma Rainey's Black Bottom © Netflix Ma Rainey's Black Bottom

The Black Panther star died in August following a battle with cancer, and the last movie he completed prior to his death was Ma Rainey's Black Bottom, which on Monday got its first full trailer.

The film from Netflix is based on the August Wilson play of the same name, and Boseman stars as trumpeter Levee opposite Viola Davis in 1927 Chicago. "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,'" Netflix's description reads.

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Opposite Boseman in his final film , Davis delivers a star turn in another August Wilson adaptation produced by Denzel Washington, this time directed by George C. Wolfe. First Look: Viola Davis and Chadwick Boseman in ‘ Ma Rainey ’ s Black Bottom ’.

Ma Rainey ' s Black Bottom is not exactly a biopic, though Ma Rainey is very much a real person revered as the Mother of the Blues. It' s his work in Ma Rainey that is expected to launch Boseman as an awards contender when it premieres later this year. After any number of worthy performances

When Boseman's death was announced, his family revealed he had been quietly fighting colon cancer for years in between roles. "A true fighter, Chadwick persevered through it all, and brought you many of the films you have come to love so much," his family's statement said. "From Marshall to Da 5 Bloods, August Wilson's Ma Rainey's Black Bottom and several more, all were filmed during and between countless surgeries and chemotherapy."

Ma Rainey's Black Bottom will arrive on Netflix months after Spike Lee's Da 5 Bloods, in which Boseman drew acclaim for his supporting performance. Both films being released in 2020 opens up the possibility, Variety writes, that Boseman could potentially become the first actor ever nominated for two posthumous Oscars in the same year. Check out the trailer for Ma Rainey's Black Bottom, which will hit Netflix on Dec. 18, below.

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The late actor is being put forward for Ma Rainey's Black Bottom.Chadwick Boseman may be in line for a posthumous Oscar award for his role in Netflix movie Ma Rainey's Black Bottom.

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