Angela Bassett, Ruby Dee and Mary J. Blige attend the premiere of ‘Betty & Coretta’ to celebrate with Lifetime and cast at Tribeca Cinemas on Monday in New York City.  More red carpet pics below…Will you be tuning in to watch the Lifetime Movie? Watch preview and read more about Betty & Coretta after the jump.





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Focusing on the extraordinary women behind the two men who would change history, “Betty & Coretta” tells the similar true stories of Coretta Scott King (Angela Bassett), wife of Dr. Martin Luther King (Malik Yoba) and Dr. Betty Shabazz (Mary J. Blige), wife of Malcolm X (Lindsay Owen Pierre).  When their husbands were tragically assassinated, these two women not only inherited the mantle of the civil rights movement in America, each also found herself to be a single mother who had to find a way to raise and support her children with no husband or father, resulting in a relationship like no other that spanned more than three decades.

“Betty & Coretta” is executive produced by Larry Sanitsky (Lifetime’s “America”), Mary J. Blige, Kendu Isaacs, Jaha Johnson and Polly Anthony (“Archie’s Final Project”).  Yves Simoneau (“Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee”) directed from a teleplay by Shem Bitterman (“Halloween 5”) and Ron Hutchinson (“The Josephine Baker Story”).  Story by Ron Hutchinson and Shem Bitterman.

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“Betty & Coretta” premieres February 2 at 8 p.m. on Lifetime.

Will you be tuning in?