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Mary J. Blige to play Betty Shabazz in 'Parallel Lives'

Betty Shabazz, Black History, Civil Rights, Coretta Scott King, Drama, Entertainment, Film, Malcolm X, Mary J. Blige, Parallel Lives, Television, TV, TV Movie, WENN -

Mary J. Blige to play Betty Shabazz in 'Parallel Lives'

Singer turned actress Mary J. Blige will play civil rights leader Malcolm X’s wife in a new TV drama.  According to WENN, Blige will co-star as Betty Shabbazz in Parallel Lives, a film about the similarities of the lives of Coretta Scott King and Shabazz, the wives of two of the most prominent figures in the civil rights movement. WENN reports:

Mary J. Blige has signed on to play civil rights hero Malcolm X’s wife in a new TV drama. The R&B star, who makes her debut as a leading lady on the screen in the upcoming Rock of Ages, will play Betty Shabazz in Parallel Lives. She tells WENN, “It’s about the lives of Coretta Scott King and Betty Shabazz, the women in Malcolm X’s and Martin Luther King’s life.

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