As I prepare to portray BB King in the film,”BB King & I”, producers & Mr. King are in dispute. I would never work on a project depicting his life without Mr. King’s approval. He is an American Icon that deserves my respect & admiration. I look forward to working closely with one of my heroes, BB King, but will never go forward without the King of the Blues leading the way.
Words from actor/producer Wendell Pierce, in response to yesterday’s news that B.B. King is reportedly being sued for “interfering with his autobiographical film,” B.B. King and I – a project that Pierce is attached to star in as the legendary bluesman.
I won’t go into the lawsuit here; instead, click HERE to read that lengthy post and catch up.
Suffice it to say that the feature project is in Limbo currently, because of the lawsuit as well as the actions taken by B. B. King that lead up to the filing of the suit by the production company behind the project.
But we know where Wendell Pierce stands on the matter given his above response.
What will happen next is anyone’s guess; I expect we’ll hear from B. B. King’s camp soon.
In the meantime, we wait…