Chicago, 1927. A recording session. Tensions rise between Ma Rainey, her ambitious horn player, and the white management determined to control the legendary “Mother of the Blues.”

Starring Viola Davis, Chadwick Boseman, Colman Domingo, Michael Potts, Glynn Turman, Dusan Brown and Taylour Paige, the film is released December 18 on Netflix globally, with a theatrical run in select U.S. cinemas in the weeks prior.

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