George C. Wolfe

This week's edition of UPFRONT will feature a very special segment with the leading men of Netflix's highly anticipated movie, Ma Rainey's Black Bottom. The George C. Wolfe directed project, has been on everyone’s lips this week following last weekend’s splashy sneak preview. Critics from all  entertainment platforms have been singing the film’s praising especially for it’s star—-Oscar winning actress Viola Davis. She literally oozes the “blood, sweat and tears” of the legendary "Mother of the Blues” in a way we haven’t seen on the big screen.

Netflix

Academy Award® winner Viola Davis is bringing the life and times of blues music pioneer Ma Rainey to the small screen in the new Netflix drama Ma Rainey's Black Bottom. It premieres on December 18. 

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Netflix is teaming up with Denzel Washington for the film adaptation of the August Wilson classic—Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom. The project will be produced by the Oscar winning actor along with direction from Tony Award nominee George C. Wolfe and starring Oscar winning actress and Tony Award winner Viola Davis, Tony Award nominee Colman Domingo and Black Panther icon Chadwick Boseman.