Posted by | Cyrena Rose
Actress Angela Bassett and Grammy Award-winning singer Mary J. Blige are currently filming for the LIFETIME network movie Betty and Coretta. Bassett will play the role of the late Coretta Scott King and Blige has been cast as the late Dr. Betty Shabazz.
The film will center on the relationship between Dr. Betty Shabazz and Coretta Scott King – specifically, it will follow how they continue on as single mothers, after their husbands are assassinated – their husbands being Malcolm X (played by Wood Harris) and Martin Luther King Jr. (played by Malik Yoba).
Yesterday, Angela shared a set photo on her Facebook page of herself and Mary in character; check out the pic below:
Mary J. Blige and Angela Bassett in an exclusive set photo as “Betty and Coretta” Film premieres February 2013 on Lifetime!
Ruby Dee will appear on-screen as a “historical witness” to narrate the story, “as someone familiar with the events of both their lives.”
The film will be produced by Blige, as well as Larry Stanitsky, with Jaja Johnson and Polly Anthony executive producing.
The trailer is sure to be out soon; stay tuned!