Behind every great man is a great woman. Lifetime explores this saying with their new film 'Betty & Coretta', a movie about the friendship between Malcolm X’s wife Betty Shabazz and Martin Luther King Jr.’s wife Coretta Scott King.
This is the story of how their bond formed and grew through the civil rights movement after both of their husbands were assassinated and how they continued fighting for the causes that their husbands died for.
Academy award winner Angela Bassett plays Coretta alongside 9 time Grammy winner Mary J. Blige who takes on the role of Betty. Malik Yoba plays as Dr. King and Lindsay Owen Pierre tackles the role of Malcolm X. We know so much about Dr. King and Malcolm X but this film is going to shed light on the women who kept the fight going after their husbands' deaths.
The film premieres February 2 only on Lifetime.