VIDEO: Sneak Peek - Bassett, Blige Star in Lifetime's BETTY & CORETTA
Below, check out the first trailer for Lifetime's tele-film, BETTY & CORETTA which will premiere on Saturday, February 2 at 8/7c. Starring Mary J. Blige as Betty Shabazz and Angela Bassett as Coretta Scott King, the film follows the relationship between the two single mothers after their husbands, Malcolm X and Martin Luther King Jr., were assassinated.
Malik Yoba plays Martin Luther King Jr, while, Lindsay Owen Pierre is playing Malcolm X in the movie. Ruby Dee will appear as a "historical witness" to narrate the story and "as someone familiar with the events of both their lives."
Yves Simoneau directs from a script penned by Shem Bitterman.The film is co-produced by Blige, as well as Larry Stanitsky, with Jaja Johnson and Polly Anthony executive producing.
It will be one of 3 movies headlining Lifetime's Black History Month celebration which also includes Twist of Faith, starring Toni Braxton, Mykelti Williamson and David Julian Hirsh; and Pastor Brown, with Salli Richardson-Whitfield, Keith David, Ernie Hudson, Tisha Campbell-Martin, Nicole Ari Parker, Rockmond Dunbar and Michael B. Jordan.
More On: Mary J. Blige, Angela Bassett, Coretta Scott King, Malik Yoba, Ruby Dee, Shem Bitterman, Toni Braxton, Mykelti Williamson, David Julian Hirsh, Keith David.