Talk about a diva overload!
Reports have surfaced that Queen of Hip Hop Soul Mary J. Blige and actress Angela Bassett are readying a new film to chronicle the lives of Dr. Betty Shabazz and Coretta Scott King respectively. Aptly titled ‘Betty & Coretta’, the movie will specifically chronicle the two’s lives post-death of their famous civil rights husbands Malcolm X and Dr. Martin Luther King.
Fans may know Bassett has already earned much acclaim for her previous portrayal of Shabazz in 1992′s Denzel Washington-led ‘Malcolm X’.
And, while production is set to begin in September for the film (which will also see Blige christened executive producer), no official release date has been set. Ruby Dee is also set to star.