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First Trailer and Posters for MA RAINEY’S BLACK BOTTOM, Starring Chadwick Boseman and Viola Davis

First look at Netflix's upcoming jazz themed drama.

If you're a fan of America's greatest art form, jazz music, you're in for a treat this December, with Pixar's Soul coming to Disney+, Sylvie's Love arriving on Amazon Prime Video and Ma Rainey's Black Bottom premiering on Netflix.

The latter is adapted by director George C Wolfe from August Wilson's play and takes place over the course of an afternoon in 1920s Chicago as a group of musicians await the arrival of legendary singer Ma Rainey (Viola Davis) for a recording session. The film marks the final appearance of the late Chadwick Boseman and also stars Glynn Turman, Colman Domingo, Michael Potts, Jonny Coyne, Taylour Paige, Jeremy Shamos, Dusan Brown and Joshua Harto.

Ma Rainey's Black Bottom is on Netflix from December 18th.

Check out the trailer, official poster and seven character posters below.


The official synopsis reads:

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 (Academy Award® winner 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 (Chadwick 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.