Netflix announces Chadwick Boseman: Portrait of an Artist
James R | On 14, Apr 2021
Netflix will pay tribute to Chadwick Boseman this month with a special Portrait of an Artist documentary.
The one-off film will offer an intimate look at the late actor’s artistry, and the acting process which informed such performances as Black Panther. Viola Davis, Denzel Washington, Spike Lee, George C Wolfe, Branford Marsalis, Phylicia Rashad and more will take us behind the scenes of two Netflix projects released in the past year: Da 5 Bloods and Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom, the latter of which marked his final screen role and earned him a posthumous Oscar nomination.
The full list of participants is as follows: Viola Davis (Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom Costar), Danai Gurira (Black Panther Costar), Brian Helgeland (42 Director), Reginald Hudlin (Marshall Director), Aakomon “AJ” Jones (Get On Up/Black Panther Choreographer), Woodie King Jr (New Federal Theater Director), Spike Lee (Da 5 Bloods Director), Branford Marsalis (Composer, Arranger, Music Producer Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom), Andile Nebulane (Actor & Black Panther Dialect Coach), Taylour Paige (Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom Costar), Phylicia Rashad (Howard University Professor & Actor, Director, Producer), Tate Taylor (Get On Up Director), Glynn Turman (Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom Costar) and George C Wolfe (Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom Director).
The film will debut on Netflix on Saturday 17th April and will be available for a limited 30-day window. Here’s the trailer announcing the film:
Chadwick Boseman: Portrait of an Artist is available on Netflix UK, as part of an £9.99 monthly subscription.