Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom (2020)

Dec 18, 2020 | Drama, General Film, Music

Director: George C. Wolfe

Writer(s): August Wilson (play), Ruben Santiago-Hudson (adaptation)

Starring: Viola Davis, Chadwick Boseman, Colman Domingo, Glynn Turman, Michael Potts, Jeremy Shamos, Jonny Coyne, Taylour Paige, Dusan Brown, Joshua Harto, Quinn VanAntwerp, Chloe Davis, Mayte Natalio, Johanna Elmina Moise, Onyxx Noel, LaWanda Hopkins, Sierra Stewart, Malaiyka Reid, Catherine Foster, Tony Amen, Gregory Bromfield, James Ciesielski, Brent Feitl, Antonio Fierro, Ronnell Hunt, Sienna Jeffries, Daniel Johnson, Nathaniel Johnson, William Kania, Malik Abdul Khaaliq, Scott Matheny, Chris McCail, Shane McNair, Jake Moon, Phil Nardozzi, Keith Otto, Roger Petan, Patrick Raffaele, Jordan Rhone, DaJuan Manwell Rippy, Eric Sharpe, Remington Sinclair, Sierra Stewart, Tru Verret-Fleming

Synopsis: Chicago, 1927. A recording session. Tensions rise between Ma Rainey, her ambitious horn player and the white management determined to control the uncontrollable “Mother of the Blues”. Based on Pulitzer Prize winner August Wilson’s play. READ REVIEW

Release Date: December 18, 2020 (USA) | Length: 94 min | Genre: Drama, Music | MPAA Rating: Rated R for language, some sexual content and brief violence.

Note: Denzel Washington is a producer on this project. Originally Denzel was suppose to produce nine of Wilson’s plays for HBO. The deal was moved over to Netflix. Branford Marsalis is composing the music. Ron L. Haynes, Jacob Wright and Tony Bazemore Jr.  were in the original cast list but not the current one.