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First Image of Queen Latifah as Bessie Smith in Upcoming HBO Biopic

First Image of Queen Latifah as Bessie Smith in Upcoming HBO Biopic

Sorry, no
trailer yet, but here’s your first look at Queen Latifah as blues legend Bessie Smith
in the upcoming HBO movie, "Bessie."

Directed by "Pariah" director Dee Rees, the film stars along with Latifah, Michael Kenneth Williams, Khandi Alexander,
Mike Epps, Tika Sumpter, Oliver Platt, Bryan Greenberg, Charles S. Dutton and
Mo’Nique.

The film
will chronicle Smith’s life from her early beginnings, to her heyday as "The
Empress of the Blues."

Expect HBO
to broadcast it sometime during the first quarter of 2015.

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