Queen Latifiah Will Star In HBO Bessie Smith Biopic

HBO is gearing up for the big premiere of the biopic Bessie, a film depicting the life of famed blues singer Bessie Smith who will be played by Queen Latifah. Also starring in the film will be Mo’Nique taking on the role of Ma Rainey, Mike Epps, Tika Sumpter and Michael Kenneth Williams. The film will cover the struggles and triumphs faced by Bessie including her alcohol abuse and alleged affair with Ma Rainey. Bessie premieres May 16 on HBO!