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Chadwick Boseman Stars in 'Ma Rainey's Black Bottom' - Watch the Trailer (Video)

Chadwick Boseman Stars in 'Ma Rainey's Black Bottom' - Watch the Trailer (Video)

The late Chadwick Boseman stars in the new trailer for Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom, which he filmed prior to his death.

The film, adapted from August Wilson‘s play, will appear in select theaters in November and hit Netflix on December 18.

Here’s a plot summary: “Tensions and temperatures rise over the course of an afternoon recording session in 1920s Chicago as a band of musicians await trailblazing performer, the legendary “Mother of the Blues,” Ma Rainey (Viola Davis). Late to the session, the fearless, fiery Ma engages in a battle of wills with her white manager and producer over control of her music. As the band waits in the studio’s claustrophobic rehearsal room, ambitious trumpeter Levee (Boseman) – who has an eye for Ma’s girlfriend and is determined to stake his own claim on the music industry – spurs his fellow musicians into an eruption of stories revealing truths that will forever change the course of their lives.”

The movie was directed by George C. Wolfe and adapted for the screen by Ruben Santiago-Hudson.

One of Chadwick‘s Black Panther co-stars spoke out about the idea of filming without him.

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