Follows legendary blues artist Bessie Smith and her transformation from a struggling young singer into “The Empress of the Blues,” who became one of the most successful recording artists of the 1920s and is an enduring icon today.
DIRECTOR: Dee Rees
WRITER: Bettina Gilois , Christopher Cleveland
STARRING: Queen Latifah, Michael Kenneth Williams, Mike Epps, Oliver Platt, Charles S. Dutton, Mo’Nique, Khandi Alexander, Bryan Greenberg
The film will premiere exclusively on HBO on May 16th