Saturday, March 14, 2015

Bessie Teaser Trailer

Watch out Frances McDormand, you might have some competition come September in the form of Queen Latifah, who looks to be a standout on HBO's latest television movie Bessie. It is about the life of legendary blues singer Bessie Smith. This is just a short teaser, and I'm sure we will get a longer look at the upcoming film soon. But at first glance, I can say I am impressed, and this might finally be the lead role Queen Latifah has been waiting too long for. Monique, Michael Kenneth Williams, Khandi Alexander, Omar Epps, Oliver Platt, and Charles S. Dutton round out the supporting cast, and I would be surprised if at least a few of those gets some recognition as well, if the film is a success. Although with HBO behind it, it is hard not to have faith. Check out the teaser below, check out Bessie on HBO May 16th!

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