saintclaire87 (saintclaire87) wrote in ohnotheydidnt,

Viola Davis, Chadwick Boseman Set for August Wilson Adaptation 'Ma Rainey's Black Bottom'

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.

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Tags: black celebrities, broadway / theatre, casting / auditions, denzel washington, film - in development, netflix, viola davis

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