Queen Latifah Starring In Bessie Smith Movie

(The Blues) A movie based on the life of Bessie Smith is to begin production next month, it's been reported. Musician and actress Queen Latifah will play the empress of the blues in a film.

The film will be entitled Blue Goose Hollow, inspired by the Tennessee area where Smith grew up. Latifah, who's also co-producing the project, says she aims to "debunk many of the myths that have circulated about her."

It's also to be backed by HBO after she spent years pursuing her plans to make it. Dee Rees, director of Pariah, is writing and directing. more on this story

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