Angela Bassett And Mary J. Blige Star In Upcoming Lifetime Movie, Betty & Coretta

25
Aug

 

Singer Mary J. Blige may have lost the role as the legendary soul singer Nina Simone, but the soul singer just caught a major break.

Blige has joined Angela Bassett in a upcoming Lifetime movie about Corettta Scott King and Betty Shabazz…

According to reports, Angela Bassett will star in the project as Coretta Scott King while Mary J. Blige will play the wife of civil rights activist Malcolm X – Betty Shabazz.

The upcoming movie Betty & Coretta, was originally called Parallel Lives and has actress Ruby Dee as the narrator of the film. Betty & Coretta will highlight the lives of King and Shabazz once they became widows.

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