Erykah Badu’s musical performances in the film showcase her soulful sound and eclectic style.
Badu joins the previously announced cast of Samuel L. Jackson, John David Washington, Ray Fisher, Danielle Deadwyler, Michael Potts, and Corey Hawkins.
The Piano Lesson is a Netflix film set in 1936 Pittsburgh during the Great Depression. It follows the lives of the Charles family in the Doaker Charles household and an heirloom, the family piano, which documents the family history through carvings made by their enslaved ancestor.
The Broadway revival of August Wilson’s The Piano Lesson, starring Samuel L. Jackson and John David Washington, has just finished its run at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre after 27 previews and 124 regular performances.
The production is the highest-grossing Broadway revival of a play and the highest-grossing Wilson production ever, and it recently received two Tony nominations (for Best Revival of A Play and Best Performance By An Actor In A Featured Role In A Play for Samuel L. Jackson).