Trailer of Bessie starring Queen Latifah as Bessie Smith

Thanks to HBO here’s a brand new trailer of Bessie, the upcoming drama biography movie directed by Dee Rees and starring Queen Latifah:

“The film focuses on legendary blues singer Bessie Smith’s 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.”

It’s a movie full of soul, isn’t it? Will you see it?

The film will air on HBO on May 16, 2015.

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