Denzel Washington is producing the #Netflix screen adaptation of August Wilson's 'Ma Rainey's Black Bottom' starring @violadavis and @chadwickboseman https://t.co/xmoV9BV3Pd pic.twitter.com/p0nH8HNvJ9— Hollywood Reporter (@THR) June 19, 2019
Viola Davis and Chadwick Boseman will be starring in a film adaptation of 'Ma Rainey's Black Bottom'. Denzel Washington will be producing the Netflix film based on August Wilson's play.
The film is follows Ma Rainey, a famed blues singer, as she makes a record in a studio in 1920s Chicago. Soon tensions start to boil between her, her white agent and producer, and her bandmates.
George C. Wolfe, director of The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, will direct the movie. Filming starts next month in Pittsburgh.
"The story's been written. All that's left is the playing out". August Wilson❤️❤️❤️ https://t.co/01owmCi4V6— Viola Davis (@violadavis) June 19, 2019