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Dee Rees

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    Watch: Things Go Downhill Fast for Queen Latifah in Trailer for Dee Rees' 'Bessie' on HBO

    Queen Latifah's gunning for some major awards in HBO's upcoming Bessie Smith biopic.

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    Michael K. Williams Joins Cast of Dee Rees' Bessie Smith Biopic Playing Her Husband

    Titled "Blue Goose Hollow," the film will be a biography of Bessie Smith, considered by many to be the greatest blues singer of all time.

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    The Secret Lives of Black Girls: Expanding The Coming Of Age Film

    The coming of age genre in filmmaking is one of the most celebrated, and can be one of the most isolating in terms of representation.

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    TV: Queen Latifah to Star as Bessie Smith in HBO Biopic

    Dee Rees ("Pariah") will write and direct.

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    'Pariah' Director Dee Rees To Helm Bessie Smith Biopic Starring Queen Latifah, Amy Berg Prepping Janis Joplin Doc & More

    It's been three years since Dee Rees 2011's observant and beautiful "Pariah," and we've been patiently waiting for her next effort. She's certainly been busy, penning "Large Print," teamed with Viola Davis on a HBO project, lined up the indie romance "This Man, This Woman," and last fall, she even t...

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    Dee Rees Will Direct Queen Latifah In Bessie Smith Biopic For HBO

    Dee Rees Will Direct Queen Latifah In Bessie Smith Biopic For HBO

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    'Pariah' Director Dee Rees Bringing Philip K. Dick’s ‘Martian Time-Slip’ To The Big Screen

    In the wake of 2011's excellent "Pariah" it was no surprise that writer/director Dee Rees was getting lots of work. She wrote a script called "Large Print," teamed with Viola Davis on a project for HBO and lined up an indie romance, "This Man, This Woman." But disappointingly, none of those have yet...

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