Movie Trailer: ‘Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom’ [Starring Viola Davis & Chadwick Boseman]

Published: Monday 19th Oct 2020 by Sam

‘Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom’ dances onto Netflix this December.

Anchored by Viola Davis, the production is set in the 1920s and chronicles the life of Blues singer Ma Rainey.

Based on the acclaimed August Wilson‘s play of the same name, the movie will explore issues of race, music, relationships, and the exploitation of Black recording artists.

Directed by George C. Wolfe and produced by Denzel Washington, ‘Ma Rainey’ also stars Chadwick Boseman. The film as the last performance from the much-loved actor, who passed away in August.

With Oscar buzz already mounting, check out the newly unwrapped trailer below…

This looks epic!

‘Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom,’ which also stars Colman Domingo, Michael Potts, Glynn Turman, Dusan Brown and Taylour Paige, arrives on Netflix December 18.

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  1. 🍭marilyn monh-O-E🍭(drink my diva cup ☕️) October 19, 2020

    Black bottom????? 😂🤣😂 Wtf??? That lunch lady better lose some weights first 💁🏿‍♀️💁🏿‍♀️💁🏿‍♀️

  2. eric October 19, 2020

    I can’t think of any time that I disliked Viola on screen, but this just doesn’t feel very believable to me. It looks like she’s acting, as opposed to truly becoming the person she’s portraying. Everything else in the trailer looks great.

    • Clarks0o0ñ October 19, 2020

      She’s wearing a fat suit. Yikes
      Even the singing , that’s not her voice playing.

      This role doesn’t suit viola at all. I may be wrong tho.

      Octavia Spencer, or monique or queen Latifah would have done justice to this role. And it would have been more believable cause all these ladies are plus size.

      Monique actually portrayed this same singer in the TV movie Bessie opposite queen Latifah and she was amazing. She even got an Emmy nomination.

  3. Fancy BISH October 19, 2020

    What an ugly cast.

  4. It’s+a+shame October 19, 2020


    These are clearly profiles with caucasians behind them. Otherwise no way in hell can you not be excited for a film depicting Ma Rainey

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