betty_and_corettaGolden Globe-nominated composer Terence Blanchard has composed the score for the new Lifetime original movie Betty and Coretta. The film directed by Yves Simoneau (Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee) tells the dual stories of Coretta Scott King and Dr. Betty Shabazz as they carry on as single mothers following the assassinations of their husbands, Martin Luther King Jr. and Malcolm X. Angela Bassett plays Coretta King, while Mary J. Blige portays Betty Shabazz. Ruby Dee,Malik Yoba, Lindsay Owne Pierre, Gloria Reuben, Cherise Booth and Shinelle Azoroh are co-starring. Shem Bitterman & Ron Hutchinson (The Josephine Baker Story) have written the script and Blige is executive producing the project with Larry Sanitsky, Jaja Johnson and Polly Anthony. Blanchard has previously scored the similarly themed drama Malcolm X for director Spike Lee. The composer’s other film scoring credits include The 25th Hour, Inside Man and Red Tails. Betty and Coretta is set to premiere this Saturday, February 2 on Lifetime. To learn more about the film, visit Lifetime’s official website.