The first trailer is out for beloved “Black Panther” celebrity Chadwick Boseman’s closing movie.
Boseman, who died in August at age 43 after a personal struggle with colon cancer, plays rough trumpeter Levee at Netflix’s forthcoming “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom,” according to Pulitzer Prize winner August Wilson’s play. Viola Davis is Rainey, aka the “Mother of the Blues,” and Colman Domingo, Michael Potts, Glynn Turman, Dusan Brown, and Taylour Paige also star. (The trailer consists of mild profanity.)
“I know exactly what I am doing,” a certain Boseman states as Levee in the trailer. “You do understand nothing about the type of blood I obtained, what sort of soul I have beating here”
That line appears to take far more weight, now that audiences understand that Boseman was gently managing his disease for ages. Michael Greene, Boseman’s representative, advised The Hollywood Reporter the celebrity” was actually in hardcore pain” while filming”Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom,” but it” was so exciting to him” to use Denzel Washington, that adapted.
The movie, set in 1927 Chicago through a day recording session, follows Boseman’s Levee because he motivates his peers at the group into an”eruption of tales showing truths which will forever alter the course of their own lives,” based on Netflix’s description of the movie.
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The film was set to get a digital trailer over a month before, but that event was cancelled after Boseman’s departure.
“We’re heartbroken over (the) news of the death of Chadwick Boseman, a true fighter’ because his family called him within their poignant tribute,” Netflix said in a statement at the moment. “This is an unbelievable loss.”
“No words to say my devastation of losing you,” his co-star Davis composed on Twitter later Boseman expired. “Your gift, your soul, your heart, your credibility… It was an honour working together with you.”
“I got my time comin’ to me.”
From director George C. Wolfe and producer Denzel Washington, Viola Davis and Chadwick Boseman star in "Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom" – coming to @Netflix GLOBALLY December 18th! pic.twitter.com/tdUUleLCMT
— Strong Black Lead (@strongblacklead) October 19, 2020
“Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom” is in select theatres in November and loading on Netflix on Dec. 18.
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