Wednesday, December 1, 2021

Netflix Unveils Character Posters for ‘Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom’

On December 18, feature film Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom will join the slate of Netflix originals. Ahead of the release, Netflix has released several posters. Each one provides a stunning portrait of the key characters and the actors who portray them. The posters feature Viola Davis as Ma Rainey, the late Chadwick Boseman as Levee, Glynn Turman as Toledo, Taylour Paige as Dussie Mae, Dusan Brown as Sylvester, Colman Domingo as Cutler, and Michael Potts as Slow Drag.

Set against the backdrop of 1927 Chicago, Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom focuses on Blues singer Ma Rainey (dubbed “Mother of Blues”) during a recording session as tensions arise between her, her horn player, and white management determined to try and control her. The film is based on the award winning play by August Wilson. The screenplay is written by Ruben Santiago-Hudson and directed by George C. Wolfe.

Check out the character posters below!

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