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May 15, 2015

Oscar® nominee Queen Latifah (“Chicago”) stars as legendary blues singer Bessie Smith in the HBO Films drama BESSIE, directed by acclaimed filmmaker Dee Rees (“Pariah”) from a screenplay by Dee Rees and Christopher Cleveland & Bettina Gilois. 1,008 more words


'Bessie' director Dee Rees calls Bessie Smith a ‘radical feminist’

Queen Latifah shines bright in HBO’s new biopic, Bessie, which captures the unique and brave story of legendary blues songstress Bessie Smith. From her unapologetic approach to stardom to how she expressed her sexuality, … 816 more words


'Bessie' Director Dee Rees on Bessie Smith's Ferocity and Facing Prejudice

Queen Latifah delivers a fierce performance in “Bessie,” the upcoming HBO biopic about blues legend Bessie Smith. The character is prone to sudden outbursts of violence — slapping and smacking and turning over tables — that are startling to see from a woman, even one of such physical stature, and even when they come in self-defense. 905 more words


Shonda Rhimes to Produce Black Migration Mini Series for FX

Shonda Rhimes’ reign just won’t let up! She and director Dee Rees (Pariah, Bessie) are teaming up to adapt the book, The Warmth of Other Suns by Isabel Wilkerson as a limited series for FX. 252 more words


Dee Rees to Direct 'Warmth of Other Suns' for TV, Shonda Rhimes to Produce

Writer-director Dee Rees (“Pariah,” “Bessie”) is set to develop a television drama based on Isabel Wilkerson’s seminal work “The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America’s Great Migration” for FX. 68 more words

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Dee Rees, Shonda Rhimes Developing Historical Drama 'Warmth of Other Suns' For FX

FX is developing a limited historical drama series with writer-director Dee Rees and Shondaland based on Isabel Wilkerson’s 2010 book “The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America’s Great Migration.” 143 more words


Queen Latifah, Mo'Nique Celebrate HBO's 'Bessie' After 22 Years in the Making

It was a night full of joy and reveling for the cast of HBO Films’  biopic “Bessie” at the Museum of Modern Art in New York on Wednesday. 666 more words