Ma Rainey's Black Bottom

Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom is a new US film by George C. Wolfe, penned by Ruben Santiago- Hudson and produced with the play of the same name by August Wilson, Todd Black, Denzel Washington, and Dany Wolf.  In its final film role before his death, the movie stars Viola Davis and Chadwick Boseman’s focus on a fateful recording session of Ma Rainey, ‘The Mother of the Blues’ in 1927.

What can we expect from the film?

During a recording session at the end of the 1920s, tension and temperatures rise in the Chicago band, where the legendary ‘Mother of the Blues,’ Ma Rainey (Viola Davis), is awaiting the leading performer. Towards the end of the session, Ma is afraid and fiery and fights will with her white music manager and producer.

The ambitions of the band in the claustrophobic rehearsal room of a studio lead to an outbreak of stories, truths, and lies in his fellow musicians, while Levee (Chadwick Boseman), who has an eye on Ma’s girlfriend and determined to make himself part of the Music Industry.

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Premiere date of the film!

The publication is scheduled for 18 December 2020

All the stars of the film!

  • Viola Davis as Ma Rainey
  • Chadwick Boseman as Levee
  • Glynn Turman as Toledo
  • Colman Domingo as Cutler
  • Michael Potts as Slow Drag
  • Taylour Paige as Dussie Mae
  • Jonny Coyne as Sturdyvant
  • Jeremy Shamos as Irvin
  • Dusan Brown as Sylvester

Will its success transform into an Oscar award?

Due to its unbelievable source and talent before and behind the camera, we’re expecting “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom” to a high Oscar based on our current combined odds. Our knowledgeable forecasters also provide for Best Actress (Davis), Best Supporting Script (Boseman), and Adapted Screenplay (Wilson, Santiago-Hudson) to comfortably sit in 5th place for Best Picture nomination. The recorded track of source material for the Tony Awards is one factor that informs this early enthusiast of the Oscar film prospects.

Three candidates for Best Play, Best Featured Actor (Charles S. Dutton) and Best Featured Actress (Theresa Merritt) were awarded in 1984 for the original production. The role of Boseman and Davis in the film was won by Dutton and Merritt who speak to the award-winning appeal of the characters themselves.