Bessie Starring Queen LatifahThe Queen is heading back to movies once again, and this time she is taking on her most incredible role yet! Queen Latifah is set to take on the title role and produce the HBO biopic Bessie and casting calls for several roles in this incredible true story will be taking place very soon. Actors and actresses of all ages are being sought for parts of all sizes and interested performers can submit themselves for upcoming open calls today.Bessie will feature QL will star as Bessie Smith, the legendary blues singer who overcame tremendous odds and a harrowing personal life to become one of the most successful recording artists of the 1920’s and 30’s and have the title of “Empress Of The Blues” bestowed upon her.This based on a true story project will be lead by Oscar nominee Latifah (Chicago, Steel Magnolias, Ice Age: Continental Drift) alongside a fiercely talented supporting group that includes Michael K. Williams (Boardwalk Empire, The Wire, The Gambler), Academy Award winner Mo’Nique (Precious, The Parkers, Domino), Khandi Alexander (NewsRadio, Scandal, CSI: Miami) and Golden Globe nominee Charles S. Dutton (Roc, American Horror Story, Something the Lord Made). Between this powerful cast, this epic story and the immensely respected guiding hand of HBO, this project is quickly becoming a must-audition for performers everywhere. Casting calls for Bessie are being planned now and will be happening soon. If you are interested in being part of what is sure to be HBO’s next award winning original film you can submit yourself today by sending emails here BESSIEEXTRAS@GMAIL.COM. More details will be arriving soon and they will be posted right here as soon as they do. Be sure to check back for more exciting updates and leave a message for us in the space below and tell us what you think of this fabulous production and why you want to work alongside Queen Latifah in Bessie.