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Netflix is ​​set to produce an adaptation of the critically acclaimed play. the piano Lesson, which recently wrapped up its run on Broadway and featured Samuel L. Jackson and John David Washington, who will reprise their roles.

The film will be directed by malcolm washingtonfor whom the piano Lesson It will be his directorial debut. He was previously a second unit director on the last bookstore and The Troublesome Man. The screenplay is co-written by Malcolm Washington and Virgil Williams (Mudbound, 24, Criminal Minds).

the piano Lesson is produced by Denzel Washington, Katia Washington, and Todd Black.

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(L-R) Malcolm Washington, Katia Washington, Pauletta Washington and Denzel Washington

Netflix first announced that it was adapting August Wilson’s play in March 2021. It is its second adaptation of August Wilson after Ma Rainey’s Black Bottomwhich earned Netflix two Oscars upon its release in late 2021.

What is the plot of the piano Lesson?

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from netflix the piano Lesson is based on the 1987 play of the same name written by August Wilson to great critical and commercial acclaim. He was nominated for several Tony Awards, and Wilson won a Pulitzer Prize in 1990.

The play was already adapted into a movie in 1995 and starred Charles S. Dutton, Alfre Woodard, Carl Gordon, and more.

In 2010, Denzel Washington and Viola Davis starred in August Wilson’s Broadway revival of Fences. They both won Tony Awards for their roles.

The play recently returned to Broadway, dubbed the «event of the season,» with the final run on Broadway. on January 29, 2023. It had its opening night in October 2022 and has had very good reviews from critics and audiences like.

Here’s the Netflix plot synopsis the piano Lesson:

“At the heart of the story is the ornate and carved upright piano that, a prized and hard-earned possession of the Charles family, has been gathering dust in the parlor of Berniece Charles’ Pittsburgh home. When Berniece’s exuberant brother, Boy Willie, bursts into her life with dreams of buying the same Mississippi land his family had slaved, he plans to sell his antique piano for the money he needs to play. his future. But Berniece refuses to sell, clinging to the piano as a reminder of the history that is his family legacy. This dilemma is the real «piano lesson,» reminding us that blacks are often deprived of both symbols of their past and opportunities in the present.»

who is cast in the piano Lesson?

At the end of February 2023 we received our first casting calls for roles such as Maretha, Grace, Boy Charles, Dolly, Crawley, Sutter, Young Boy Willie, Mama Ola and Miss Ophelia.

In mid-April 2023, Netflix announced the first six lead actors to reprise their roles from the play or make their debut.

  • samuel l jackson (Pulp Fiction, Avengers) as Doaker Charles
  • john david washington (BlacKKKlansman, Tenet) as Boy Willie
  • ray fisher (Zack Snyder’s Justice League, Rebel Moon) as Lymon
  • Danielle Deadwyler (Up, the more they fall)
  • Michael Potts (Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom, Rustin) as Winning Boy
  • corey hawkin (Straight Outta Compton, The Tragedy of Macbeth)
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Cast of Netflix’s The Piano Lesson – Images courtesy of Netflix

On May 30, Netflix confirmed Erykah Badu he would make a cameo appearance with multiple musical performances for the film.

The R&B, soul, and hip-hop singer is best known for songs like On & On, Next Lifetime, Didn’t Cha Know, and Bag Lady.

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What is the production status of the piano Lesson?

from netflix the piano Lesson is currently in pre-production, with filming scheduled for April 17, 2023. Production will primarily take place in Atlanta, USA.

The scheduled completion date for the piano Lesson is tentatively set for June 17, 2023.

What is the Netflix release date? the piano Lesson?

Netflix has not announced a release date for the piano Lessonbut given its possible start of filming in April 2023, it would be reasonable to assume that the film will be released sometime in the second half of 2024.

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