"Bessie," Starring Queen Latifah, Now Available On Blu-ray | Playbill

News "Bessie," Starring Queen Latifah, Now Available On Blu-ray "Bessie," the movie about the life of jazz and blues legend Bessie Smith, arrives on Blu-ray Sept. 1. It stars Queen Latifah as the titular character.

"Bessie" is described as focusing "on the transformation of a struggling young singer into 'The Empress of the Blues,' one of the most successful and influential recording artists of the 1920s. Capturing Bessie Smith's professional and personal highs and lows, the film paints a portrait of a tenacious spirit who, despite her demons, became a legend."

Queen Latifah is set to appear as The Wiz in NBC's The Wiz Live! alongside Elijah Kelley, Ne-Yo, David Alan Grier, Uzo Aduba, Mary J. Blige, Amber P. Riley, Common and newcomer Shanice Williams. The Wiz Live! will air Dec. 3.

For more information or to purchase "Bessie," click here.

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