Angela Bassett and Ruby Dee are heading to Lifetime.
The telepic, first announced during the network’s upfront presentation in May, tells the dual stories of Coretta Scott King and Dr. Betty Shabazzas they carry on as single mothers following the assassinations of their husbands, Martin Luther King Jr. and Malcolm X.
Bassett will play King opposite Mary J. Blige, who co-stars as Shabazz in the effort previously known asParallel Lives. Dee will appear onscreen as a historical witness to narrate the duo’s story as someone familiar with the events of both their lives.Betty and Coretta remains a working title for the project.
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