The trailer of Chadwick Boseman: Portrait of an Artist, a documentary on the life of the late actor, was released by Netflix on Twitter on Tuesday. The documentary will premiere on Netflix on Saturday and will be available for streaming only for 30 days.
The documentary will explore the late actor’s legacy and his artistry portrayed in the various performances he gave over the past years. It will feature Hollywood actors and directors, like Viola Davis, Spike Lee, Danai Gurira, Glynn Turman, and Taylour Paige, sharing their experiences of working with Boseman.
Boseman died of colon cancer in August 2020 at the age of 43. He is best known for playing the titular role in Black Panther (2018).
Chadwick Boseman’s collaborators invite us into a conversation about his extraordinary artistic process.
Chadwick Boseman: Portrait of an Artist Special premieres April 17. pic.twitter.com/vm0thspKNQ
— Netflix (@netflix) April 13, 2021
According to IndieWire, the official synopsis from Netflix for the documentary reads: “Chadwick Boseman: Portrait of an Artist is an intimate look at the Oscar-nominated actor’s incomparable artistry, and the acting process which informed his transformative performances. Viola Davis, Denzel Washington, Spike Lee, George C Wolfe, Branford Marsalis, Phylicia Rashad, and more take us behind the scenes to explore Boseman’s extraordinary commitment to his craft.”
Others featured in the special are actor and Black Panther dialect coach Andile Nebulane, Get on Up and Black Panther choreographer Aakomon “AJ” Jones, Get on Up director Tate Taylor, Brian Helgeland, Marshall director Reginald Hudlin, and New Federal Theater Director Woodie King Jr.
Boseman’s last two films were Netflix releases- Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom and Spike Lee’s directorial Da 5 Bloods. The actor posthumously won the Screen Actors Guild Award, the Gotham Award, the Critic’s Choice Award, and the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor. He has been nominated for Best Actor at the Academy Awards this year for Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom.