May Rest in peace Chadwick Boeman | Streaming platform Netflix has paused its upcoming movie Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom preview event which was set for Monday in the wake of Chadwick Boseman’s death.
Based on the 1982 August Wilson play movie follows “The Mother of Blues”, played by Fences Oscar winner Viola Davis, who contends with her energetic horn player and the white management determined to control her in Chicago 1927.
The pic reps one of Boseman’s final performances. The movie has also starring actors Colman Domingo, Michael Potts, Glynn Turman, Taylour Paige, and Dusan Brown co-star alongside Grammy winner Branford Marsalis’ score.
According to the report of Deadline, Monday’s event took place at 10 AM PST and entailed an exclusive first look and footage presentation of the pic’s director George C. Wolfe in conversation with Davis.
Adapted for the screen by Ruben Santiago-Hudson, the film is produced by Fences Oscar nominees Denzel Washington and Todd Black.
Let you know, Mr. Boseman has died (29 August) at age 43 after a four-year battle with colon cancer.
“We are heartbroken over today’s news of the passing of Chadwick Boseman, a ‘true fighter’ as his family called him in their poignant tribute. This is an incredible loss. We are canceling Monday’s preview event of Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom. Please join us in sending your thoughts to his family and loved ones.”— Said by Netflix in a statement this morning.
“Chadwick was a superhero on screen and in life, and it’s impossible to imagine working at the level he has while valiantly battling his illness.” — said Ted Sarandos, Netflix Co-CEO, and Chief Content Officer. “His legacy as a person and an artist will inspire millions. Our thoughts and prayers are with him and his family during this difficult time,” further he added.
Added Washington about the Marvel’s Black Panther star, — “He was a gentle soul and a brilliant artist, who will stay with us for eternity through his iconic performances over his short yet illustrious career. God bless Chadwick Boseman.”
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