Bas­sett role in Luther King TV film

The Gold Coast Bulletin - Play Magazine - - SUNDAY EXTRA -

An­gela Bas­sett (pic­tured) will play civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr’s wife in an up­com­ing TV film. The Green Lan­tern star plays Coretta Scott King in Betty and Coretta, which fol­lows the ac­tivist’s widow and her friend Dr Betty Shabazz, the wife of Mal­colm X, as they come to terms with the as­sas­si­na­tions of their hus­bands. R&B singer Mary J. Blige plays US ed­u­ca­tor Shabazz, played by Bas­sett in Spike Lee’s hit Mal­colm X. Luther King Jr was shot dead in 1968.

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