Chadwick Boseman’s ultimate movie look is a stirring love letter to blues and the triumphs of Black expertise. In Ma Rainey’s Black Backside, an adaptation of the August Wilson play of the identical identify, the late actor portrays a trumpeter in Twenties Chicago performing in a band for the titular character, performed by Viola Davis.
Boseman had already been battling colon most cancers for 3 years when he filmed Ma Rainey’s Black Backside in the summertime of 2019, however Davis mentioned his work ethic was unshakeable. “He would simply go to sleep standing up, however boy, when that digital camera rolled? You did not see any of it,” she mentioned in a latest interview with Zora. Davis added, “He was not chasing the inexperienced, not chasing the cash, simply chasing the work . . . He has a willingness to let go of ego and nearly an insistence to depart Chadwick Boseman on the door and go away that Black Panther-making-a-billion-dollars on the door.”
Watch the trailer above forward of the movie’s Dec. 18 launch date.