In an effort to expand its roster of star-studded movies, Netflix is ​​set to produce an adaptation of the critically acclaimed play called the piano Lesson starring Samuel L. Jackson and John David Washington.

The film will be directed by malcolm washingtonfor whom the piano Lesson It will be his directorial debut. He previously was 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).

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

the piano Lesson is produced by Denzel Washington and Katia Washington along with Todd Black. The film looks like a Washington family effort with Denzel and his daughter Katia serving as producers, while his sons Malcolm and John David are directing and starring respectively.

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. It was nominated for multiple Tony Awards and Wilson won a Pulitzer Prize for it in 1990. The play was already adapted into a movie in 1995 and starred Charles S. Dutton, Alfre Woodard, Carl Gordon and more.

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?

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Big stars samuel l jackson and john david washington are ready to star the piano Lesson as Doaker Charles and Boy Willie, respectively, reprising their roles from the original stage play. Jackson will soon be seen at Marvel’s secret invasionreprising his role as Nick Fury, and Washington’s most recent role was as David O. Russell. Amsterdam along with Christian Bale and Margot Robbie.

Danielle Brooks It has also been confirmed that he will reprise his role as Berniece. Brooks most recently appeared on the series Peacemaker and was a fan favorite on the Netflix original series Orange Is the New Black as Tasha ‘Taystee’ Jefferson.

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Danielle Brooks in the stage production of The Piano Lesson (left) and in Orange Is the New Black.

It is quite possible that other cast members of the play will also reprise their roles. They include actors like ray fisher (Justice League, Rebel Moon), Michael Potts (Rustin, true detective), april matthis (new amsterdam), and more.

What is the production status of the piano Lesson?

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

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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