It’s increasingly likely that in a couple of weeks, Chadwick Boseman will win a posthumous Oscar for his role in Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom. The movie is a Netflix Original, and now, the streamer is working on putting together a star-studded tribute to the late actor to put air on the service. Netflix has announced Chadwick Boseman: Portrait of an Artist, a documentary featuring interviews with some of Hollywood’s biggest stars.
The tribute will only be available on Netflix for a limited time, debuting on April 17th beginning at 12:00 a.m. Pacific time. It will then remain on the service for 30 days before being removed.
Those interviewed for the project include Ma Rainey’s costars Viola Davis, Glynn Turman, and Taylour Paige, alongside director George C. Wolfe. Other creatives taking part in the project include Danai Gurira, Brian Helgeland, Reginald Hudlin, Spike Lee, Phylicia Rashad, and Denzel Washington amongst others.
In addition to serving as the frontrunner for an Oscar, Boseman has already won a Screen Actors Guild Award, a Gotham Award, a Critic’s Choice Award, and the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor.
Boseman is, of course, also lovingly remembered by many for his acclaimed portrayal of the Black Panther in Marvel Studios films.