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TRAILER TRASH: MA RAINEY’S BLACK BOTTOM

Here is your first look at the trailer for Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom, which stars Viola Davis and the late Chadwick Boseman.

The film, which is based on August Wilson’s award-winning play of the same name, chronicles the story of trailblazing blues artist Ma Rainey, portrayed by Davis. Set in Chicago in 1927, the musicians grapple with issues of race, music, relationships and the exploitation of Black recording artists.Netf

Chadwick, in his final on screen performance plays Ma’s ambitious trumpet player Levee. He aspired to put his mark on the Chicago Jazz scene by incorporating a contemporary spin on old-fashioned songs.

Other cast members include Glynn Turman, Colman Domingo and Michael Potts. The upcoming film was produced by Todd Black, Denzel Washington and Dany Wolf, and the screenwriter is Ruben Santiago-Hudson.

Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom is set to premiere on Netflix on December 18.

Check out the trailer below…

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