bettyandcoretta (Mobile)Here’s you first look, although not a very good one, at Angela Bassett and Mary J. Blige in the upcoming Lifetime original movie project previously titled Parallel Lives, but is now titled, Betty And Coretta. And with that, we can now say that the film will premiere on the Lifetime network in February 2013, something we didn’t know before today.The film will center on the relationship between Betty Shabazz and Coretta Scott King – specifically, it’ll follow how they continue on as single mothers, after their husbands are assassinated – their husbands being Malcolm X and Martin Luther King Jr. As already reported, Mary J. Blige will play Betty Shabazz, and Angela Bassett will play Coretta Scott King. And Malik Yoba will play Martin Luther King Jr, while, Wood Harris is playing Malcolm X in the movie. Ruby Dee will appear on-screen as a “historical witness” to narrate the story, “as someone familiar with the events of both their lives.

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