Erykah Badu Joins Netflix’s ‘The Piano Lesson’ Movie

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grammy winner Erykah Badu Joined the cast of stars for the feature-length adaptation of August Wilson’s “Netflix.Piano Lesson

The singer-songwriter (“What Men Want”) will make a cameo, reflecting her “emotional voice and eclectic style” with her musical performances in the Oscar-winning starring film. samuel l jackson And John David Washington.

Jackson and Washington reprise their roles. hugely successful Broadway revival Wilson’s two recent award-winning play Tony Award nominations (best portrayal of a play and an actor’s best performance in a prominent role in a play for Jackson).

Set in Pittsburgh, 1936, after the Great Depression, “Piano Lesson” chronicles the lives of the Charles family, a family run by Doaker Charles (Jackson), and the family piano, a heirloom family heirloom decorated with his engraved designs. an enslaved ancestor. Washington plays Doaker’s nephew, Boy Willie, a role Jackson took from the 1987 production.

The Netflix adaptation is directed by Malcolm Washington from a script he adapted with Virgil Williams. The film also features Ray Fisher (“Zack Snyder’s Justice League,” “Rebel Moon”), Danielle Deadwyler (“Till,” “The Harder They Fall”), Michael Potts (“Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom,” “Rustin”), and Corey Hawkins (“Quit Compton”, “The Tragedy of Macbeth”).

Fisher and Potts co-starred with Jackson and Washington in the stage production directed by LaTanya Richardson Jackson. After 27 previews and 124 regular performances at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre, ‘Piano Lesson’ becomes top-grossing revival A play on Broadway and the highest-grossing Wilson production on Broadway.

Academy Award winner produces Netflix’s “Piano Lesson” Denzel Washington and Academy Award nominee Todd Black. Executive producers Constanza Romero, Jennifer Roth and Katia Washington.

The play is part of Wilson’s 10-title “American Century Cycle,” which includes “Fences” and “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom,” both adapted for the big screen by Denzel Washington and Black.

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