"Ma Rainey's Black Bottom" is set to premiere on Netflix on Dec. 18.

By: KDKA-TV News Staff

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Netflix has released the first images of Chadwick Boseman’s final role, which was filmed right here in Pittsburgh.

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“Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom” was made last summer on the North Side.

The movie is based on the play by famed Pittsburgh native and playwright August Wilson.

Boseman, who passed away just a few weeks ago following a battle with colon cancer, plays an ambitious musician in 1920s Chicago. Viola Davis stars as “Ma Rainey” alongside Boseman.


Netflix has set a premiere date of Dec. 18 for the film.

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