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    It seems this will be a motion picture, that just happens to be distributed by Netflix.

    Premise:
    Depicts the tensions musician Ma Rainey encountered between her bandmates, her white agent and her producer while recording an album in 1927.
    Some of the cast includes:

    Viola Davis as Ma Rainey
    Chadwick Boseman as Levee
    Glynn Turman as Cutler
    Colman Domingo as Toledo
    Michael Potts as Slow Drag
    Taylour Paige
    Jonny Coyne
    Jeremy Shamos
    Dusan Brown

    Viola & Denzel’s 2nd collaboration on an August Wilson adaptation being brought from stage to film! Shooting starts this Tuesday the 9th!!

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    Davis making history in best actress is inevitable. We assumed it’d be with Widows.

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    This one came out of nowhere. Period pieces are definitely Viola’s “specialty” if you will. But Ma Rainey was a loud, bold brassy singer who didn’t take any Sh**t from anyone! I can’t wait to see Viola’s interpretation of this iconic woman!

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    This one came out of nowhere. Period pieces are definitely Viola’s “specialty” if you will. But Ma Rainey was a loud, bold brassy singer who didn’t take any Sh**t from anyone! I can’t wait to see Viola’s interpretation of this iconic woman!

    I love what Mo’Nique did with her in Bessie. And since Davis is the stronger actress I’m glad they didn’t default this part to Spencer.

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    I love what Mo’Nique did with her in Bessie. And since Davis is the stronger actress I’m glad they didn’t default this part to Spencer.

    I love anything Mo’Nique does

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    Music by:
    Branford Marsalis

    Cinematography by
    Tobias A. Schliessler

    Film Editing by
    Andrew Mondshein

    Nice work, Denzel & Todd!

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    @DCurrie, i’m so excited! Does anyone know if Viola will be doing her own singing as Ma Rainey?

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    Music by:
    Branford Marsalis

    Cinematography by
    Tobias A. Schliessler

    Film Editing by
    Andrew Mondshein

    Nice work, Denzel & Todd!

    Oscar winner Ann Roth will be the costume designer.

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    Oh, yes! How can I forget Ann,, Awardsfan1990.

    @Handprintsandgoodgrips, unfortunately, I don’t know. I have a feeling that even if it does turn out Viola does her own singing, that won’t be revealed until the film has gone through post production, and screened.

    https://variety.com/2019/film/news/dusan-brown-viola-davis-black-bottom-netflix-1203262553/

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    I wonder will they have this screening at some early festivals? It’s been in post for a long time, so i’m sure there is at least an early draft of it ready for screening.

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    Davis making history in best actress is inevitable. We assumed it’d be with Widows.

    I know you’re referring to the nod count, but I really wanted Lupita to take the “Best Actress nomination after her win” standout. Fuck those nominations this year. Lupita’s role(s) showed such range and originality. Davis is very talented, but Lupes was just right there. The snub of the decade.

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    I wonder will they have this screening at some early festivals? It’s been in post for a long time, so i’m sure there is at least an early draft of it ready for screening.

    I’m sure they’re going for a very “late” release date. But hopefully, we will hear some info soon.

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    I know you’re referring to the nod count, but I really wanted Lupita to take the “Best Actress nomination after her win” standout. Fuck those nominations this year. Lupita’s role(s) showed such range and originality. Davis is very talented, but Lupes was just right there. The snub of the decade.

    Once you see Clemency you’ll know without a shadow of a doubt who was robbed in best actress for the 2019 award season.

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    I wonder will they have this screening at some early festivals? It’s been in post for a long time, so i’m sure there is at least an early draft of it ready for screening.

    It’s Netflix. They’re not showing their cards early for a contender they believe in. The new Dee Rees movie is a bust so it’s getting an early direct to streaming release. It feels like the only fall release they’re hyping early is the Glenn Close / Ron Howard vehicle. Which is all to secure momentum for her with the televised precursors.

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    What a Title

    I STAN Lady Gaga and Roddy Ricch

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