Viola Davis and Chadwick Boseman to Star in “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom”

Netflix are adapting August Wilson’s award-winning play “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom” into a feature film which begins filming next month. Denzel Washington will produce the film and George C. Wolfe will direct it. Cast includes Academy Award Winner Viola Davis (“Widows”, “Fences”), Chadwick Boseman (“42”, “Get On Up”, “Black Panther”), Emmy Award Winner Glynn Turman (“Mr.Mercedes”, “Sextuplets”, “How To Get Away With Murder”), Tony and Olivier Award Nominee Colman Domingo (“If Beale Street Could Talk”) and Michael Potts (“Show Me A Hero”, “True Detective”).

When Ma Rainey, the “Queen of the Blues,” makes a record in a studio in Chicago, 1927, tensions boil between her, her white agent and producer, and bandmates.

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