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See Chadwick Boseman’s last role in 'Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom' trailer

By Argie Aguja Published Oct 22, 2020 4:28 am

Black Panther lead star Chadwick Boseman may have passed on but we haven’t seen the last of him yet.

Netflix has just released the trailer for Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom, an upcoming drama set in 1920s Chicago about the tensions between Ma Rainey (Viola Davis), her ambitious trumpeter Levee (Boseman), and the white management determined to control her music.

The late Boseman portrays Ma’s boyfriend Levee, a young, ambitious trumpeter who aspires to make his own mark in the Chicago music scene by putting a contemporary spin on old-fashioned songs.

Here’s the short synopsis:

Chicago, 1927. A recording session. Tensions rise between Ma Rainey, her ambitious horn player and the white management determined to control the uncontrollable "Mother of the Blues."

Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom is directed by George C. Wolfe, with a script written by Ruben Santiago-Hudson. The film is based on the award-winning play by August Wilson.

The film stars Oscar-winning actress Davis (Ma Rainey), Boseman (Levee), Glynn Turman (Toledo), Colman Domingo (Cutler), Michael Potts (Slow Drag), Taylour Paige (Dussie Mae), Dusan Brown (Sylvester), Jonny Coyne (Sturdyvant), and Jeremy Shamos (Irvin) and will premiere on Netflix Dec. 18.

Watch the trailer below: