Netflix Delays ‘Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom’ Virtual Preview Event Following Chadwick Boseman Death

Netflix has paused a virtual preview event that was set for Monday for its upcoming movie Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom in the wake of Chadwick Boseman’s death.

The movie based on the 1982 August Wilson play follows “The Mother of Blues”, played by Fences Oscar winner Viola Davis, who contends with her ambitious horn player and the white management determined to control her in Chicago 1927. The pic reps one of Boseman’s final performances. The movie also stars Colman Domingo.

Boseman died yesterday at 43 after a four-year battle with colon cancer, which he was private about.

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