Posted by | Ray Cornelius 

HBO has released some FIRST LOOK photos of Queen Latifah as legendary blues singer, Bessie Smith in the upcomng biopic, “Bessie.” The highly anticipated film will premiere on Saturday, May 16 at 8 p.m.

As previously reported, “Bessie” is being described as “an intimate look at the determined woman, whose immense talent and love for music took her from anonymity in the rough-and-tumble world of vaudeville to the 1920s blues scene and international fame, capturing her professional highs and personal lows, and ultimate legend.”

“I have been excited about this project since the very beginning. When HBO got involved, we were thrilled and we worked together to make something that would capture Bessie’s life honestly and respectfully,” stated Queen Latifah.

Joining her on the screen are Michael Kenneth Williams, Khandi Alexander, Mike Epps, Tika Sumpter, Tory Kittles, Charles S. Dutton and Mo’Nique.

Check out the photos below:



Photo Two

 Michael Kenneth Williams

Photo One

Khandi Alexander


 Queen Latifah as BESSIE

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