The first trailer for upcoming movie Bessie was released by HBO Films this week.



The biopic focuses on legendary blues singer Bessie Smith stars Queen Latifah as Bessie, Michael Kenneth Williams, Mike Epps, Tika Sumpter and Mo’Nique and more. The Dee Rees directed flick will chronicle Smith’s transformation from a challenging young singer into “The Empress of the Blues,” her alleged affair with Ma Rainey and struggle with alcoholism.



Peep the teaser below:







Will you be watching on the 16th May?





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