Netflix have released the official trailer for the upcoming film adaptation of August Wilson’s stage play Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom.
The official synopsis for the film is as follows:
Tensions and temperatures rise over the course of an afternoon recording session in 1920s Chicago as a band of musicians await trailblazing performer, the legendary “Mother of the Blues,” Ma Rainey. Late to the session, the fearless, fiery Ma engages in a battle of wills with her white manager and producer over control of her music. As the band waits in the studio’s claustrophobic rehearsal room, ambitious trumpeter Levee – who has an eye for Ma’s girlfriend and is determined to stake his own claim on the music industry – spurs his fellow musicians into an eruption of stories revealing truths that will forever change the course of their lives.
The film is adapted Ruben Santiago-Hudson, directed by George C. Wolfe, and stars Viola Davis, Chadwick Boseman, Glynn Turman, Colman Domingo, Michael Potts, Taylour Paige, Dusan Brown, Jonny Coyne and Jeremy Shamos.
Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom will become available on the streaming service on the 18th December 2020.