‘Bessie’ HBO Trailer Starring Queen Latifah Hits YouTube [Video]

There’s a new movie poised to hit HBO, and the movie about blues singer Bessie Smith called Bessie stars none other than a modern day superstar who seemed made to take on the role of the so-called Empress of the Blues. That actress and singer is Dana Elaine Owens, who the world knows as Queen Latifah. A 45-year-old Renaissance woman in her own right, Latifah takes on the role of the popular blues singing Bessie — a woman who made a big splash in the genre, prior to her tragic death at age 43 in a car accident.