The first picture from the set of Angela Bassett and Mary J. Blige’s new movie has been released by Lifetime. The network, is premiering a series of Black films to promote Black History Month.
Music legend Mary J. Blige is set to star in the Lifetime original move Betty & Correta alongside award-winning actress Angela Bassett. Premiering Saturday, February 2 at 8/7c, the film will tell the dual real-life stories of Coretta Scott King (played by Angela) and Dr. Betty Shabazz (played by Mary) as they create an unbreakable life-long bond after their husbands’ tragic assassinations.
The movie is the first of three original films the network is launching to celebrate Black History Month. Toni Braxton and Mykelti Williamson are set to star in Twist of Faith on Saturday, February 9 at 8/7c followed by Pastor Brown featuring Salli Richardson-Whitfield, Ernie Hudson, Tisha Campbell-Martin, Nicole Ari Parker, and Rockmond Dunbar on Saturday, February 16 at 8/7c.
It will be nice to see the story from the perspective of Betty and Coretta. Can’t wait!
Source/Pics: Lifetime, TheYBF, Deadline