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The cast for the Bessie Biopic starring Queen Latifah finally reveals cast members and one of the cast members is Indy’s very own. Queen Latifah is set to play legendary Bessie Smith who was a famous blues singer and entertainer. The TVMovie includes actors like Tika Sumpter,  Bessie’s love interests, Michael Kenneth Williams, overbearing husband Jack Gee, Khandi Alexander, her bitter older sister Viola and Mo’Nique, her mentor Ma Rainey and even Indianapolis very own Mike Epps as Richard. Check out the teaser below.




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