Netflix has launched first trailer for Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom, its forthcoming adaptation of August Wilson’s play in regards to the Chicago blues titan. Along with Octavia Spencer as Rainey, the movie options Chadwick Boseman as a trumpeter named Levee. It’s the actor’s closing position earlier than his demise earlier this year. The film arrives on December 18. Watch the primary trailer beneath.
Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom follows Rainey and a gaggle of musicians as they work by way of a Chicago recording session in 1927. Known because the “Mother of the Blues,” Rainey was one of many first blues artists to document her work. Boseman died of colon most cancers at age 43 in August—a prognosis he saved personal for 4 years.