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Mary J. Blige will be starring as Dr. Betty Shabazz, wife of Malcolm X, in the upcoming TV film, “Parallel Lives”. The film will cover the lives of Shabazz and Coretta Scott King, wife of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and the relationship that the two shared as the wives of the two civil rights icons. The production will begin filming in September. In addition, Blige is set to play jazz and blues legend Nina Simone in an upcoming biopic.