Denzel Washington to Produce Netflix Adaptation of ‘Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom’

Denzel Washington to Produce Netflix Adaptation of ‘Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom’

The feature adaptation of the play Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom is coming to Netflix! Viola Davis, most famous for her role in Fences, is set to star alongside Glynn Turnman, Colman Domingo, Chadwick Boseman, and Michael Potts. Denzel Washington has been officially confirmed as the producer. Although the adaptation was initially set for release on HBO, the deal has since moved over to Netflix.         Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom is originally written by August Wilson. The play is set in Chicago in the late 1920s, tackling issues of race and religion, as well as the exploitation of …

Viola Davis to Pen Sequel to Childhood Classic ‘Corduroy’

Viola Davis to Pen Sequel to Childhood Classic ‘Corduroy’

Book Culture

There are so many treasured children’s books that are classics and staples in the homes of families around the world. At 27-years-old, I can still remember the delight I felt reading books like The Giving Tree or The Velveteen Rabbit and of course of course Corduroy, the story of a teddy bear searching for his lost button, written by Don Freeman in 1968. Today, the popular Corduroy is getting a sequel penned by actress Viola Davis.   Image Via caaspeakers   Davis explains that the original book was so important to her growing up because the little girl who befriends Corduroy, Lisa, is African American. …