Trailer: HBO’s ‘Bessie’ Starring Queen Latifah

HBO BESSIE MOVIE

HBO pictures has released the first full length trailer for their upcoming Bessie Smith biopic, starring rapper/actress/talk show host, Queen Latifah.

“Bessie” will air May 16 and chronicle the singer’s Vaudeville beginnings, as well as her ascent, and eventual descent, to and from the heights of musical stardom.

The star-studded cast, which also includes Tika Sumpter, Michael K. Smith as Bessie’s husband, Oliver Pratt, Mikes Epps, Charles S. Dutton and Mo’Nique as blues legend Ma Rainey, are expected to appear at a press event next week to talk about the film, which HBO had previously sought to bring to the small screen almost a decade ago.
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