Chadwick Boseman's Final Role in 'Ma Rainey's Black Bottom' Released
Chadwick Boseman One Final Bow ... Last Role Drops on Netflix
12/18/2020 8:19 AM PT
The world can now see Chadwick Boseman's last performance before he died ... and the role is sure to strike a high note, especially if you're into jazz.
The late actor starred in "Ma Rainey's Black Bottom," which premieres Friday on Netflix. Chadwick plays a trumpeter named Levee in an early 20th-century jazz band.
The movie's based on August Wilson's 1982 play of the same name ... and Denzel Washington is one of the producers.
As you know ... Chadwick died back in August following a 4-year battle with colon cancer. He was only 43 years old.
The deeply emotional response to Chadwick's sudden and recent death is fueling speculation he might receive a posthumous Oscar for his performance in 'Black Bottom.'
Peter Finch and Heath Ledger are the only posthumous Oscar winners in acting categories ... so Chadwick's name would be in some pretty exclusive company.