Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Go Mary; Act, Mary!

The Queen of Hip-Hop Soul is going to act some more.

Fresh off a turn on TV’s The Wiz Live!Mary J. Blige has been cast in Mudbound, a post-World War II drama that deals with coping with coming home and racism and coping with racism. Jason Clarke, Jason Mitchell (Straight Outta Compton), Carey Mulligan, and Garrett Hedlund are already on board the Dee (HBO’s Bessie, Pariah) Rees-helmed project.

The story will be set in rural Mississippi and center on two vets returning to work on a farm.

From a live musical to a heavy big-screen drama.... Don’t nobody say that MJB ain’t a versatile performer.


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