“If you’re not riskin’ nothin’, conjunction will they.” At a time when record executives finally satisfied that there was a sizeable black assembly watchful to buy annals from black musicians, Bessie Smith rose to celebrity and desirous a new era of artists with her implausible blues. Now a story of a lady who came to be famous as The Empress of a Blues is entrance to HBO with Queen Latifiah (Valentine’s Day, Just Wright) holding a pretension purpose in Bessie. It looks like another plain square of filmmaking from HBO, that isn’t startling with Pariah executive Dee Rees behind a lens, and it’s lovely to puncture into a blues. Watch!
Here’s a teaser trailer for Dee Rees’ Bessie from HBO:
Bessie is destined by Dee Rees (Pariah) and created by Christopher Cleveland & Bettina Gilois (McFarland USA, Glory Road). Queen Latifah (Bringing Down a House) stars as mythological blues thespian Bessie Smith in a film that focuses on a singer’s mutation from a struggling immature thespian into “The Empress of a Blues,” who became one of a many successful recording artists of a 1920s and is an fast idol today. Michael Kenneth Williams, Mike Epps, Oliver Platt, Charles S. Dutton, Mo’Nique, Khandi Alexander, Bryan Greenberg and some-more star in a film that will premiere exclusively on HBO subsequent month on May 16th.