Mary J. Blige Lands New Film Role As Dr. Betty Shabazz


Mary J. Blige isn’t letting her charity’s financial problems stop her from making major moves.

The singer just signed on for the leading role in a film about the wife civil rights leader Malcom X.

Mary will star as Dr. Betty Shabazz in ‘Parallel Lives’ a film about the lives of Dr. Shabazz and Coretta Scott-King.

Mary explains:

“It’s about the lives of Coretta Scott King and Betty Shabazz, the women in Malcolm X’s and Martin Luther King’s life (sic). I’m playing Betty and prepping for that now. I’ve been studying her online and watching her interviews.”

Parallel Lives is set to begin filming in September.

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