The 3 bankable stars: Denzel Washington, Viola Davis, and Chadwick Boseman will star in August Wilson's film adaption of Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom. Ma Rainey is the Queen of Blues, who created a hit record in Chicago in 1927, but her Black talent was still frowned by her agent, producer, and bandmates who are all white.
The film with be directed by Director’s Guild of America award-winning director George C. Wolfe wand it will have adapted screenplay written by Ruben Santiago-Hudson, who also wrote one of Denzel's movies, American Gangster. Denzel Washington along with 2 other will produce the the film.
The film will be shown on Netflix, but it will have a Broadway feel to it. Davis and Washington starred in Fences together on Broadway in 2010, with both winning Tony Awards. They both also starred in Fences' theatrical release, in which Viola Davis won an Academy Award in the Denzel Washington-produced project. Hopefully, we can see an emotionally Viola Davis and that snotty-cry she does that we have gotten used to over the years from How to Get Away with Murder and other roles she has played. The film is set to begin filming next month, in Pittsburgh.