Netflix have shared a first look at Chadwick Boseman’s final role before his tragic death.
The Black Panther star sadly passed away in August following a private battle with colon cancer, sending shock waves across the globe.
Prior to his passing, Chadwick starred alongside Viola Davis in a big-screen adaptation of the award-winning 1982 play Black Bottom – produced by Denzel Washington.
Streaming giant Netflix shared photos from the film, which is set to premiere on December 18th.
Viola Davis and Chadwick Boseman star in Ma Rainey's Black Bottom, a new film based on August Wilson’s award-winning play from director George C. Wolfe and producer Denzel Washington. @MaRaineyFilm premieres December 18. pic.twitter.com/ErhrQAW4nU
— Netflix (@netflix) September 30, 2020
George C Wolfe directed the film, exploring racial tensions in 1920s Chicago.
Producer Denzel Washington paid tribute to Chadwick following news of his death, calling him a “gentle soul and brilliant artist”.
Honouring Denzel at the American Film Institute’s Lifetime Achievement Award in 2019, Chadwick revealed that the actor had paid his college tuition fees to attend an acting course in Oxford.
“As fate would have it, I was one of the students that he paid for,” he said at the award ceremony.
“Imagine receiving the letter that your tuition for that summer was paid for and that your benefactor was none other than the dopest actor on the planet.”
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