Wood Harris Cast as Malcolm X in Lifetime’s ‘Betty and Coretta’

Wood Harris to play Malcolm X in 'Lifetime's 'Betty and Coretta' Lifetime  has found Betty’s iconic husband for the upcoming biopic, Betty and Coretta

Wood Harris has been cast in the supporting role of civil rights activist Malcolm XBlackFilm.com has learned.

As previously reported, the telepic centers on the lives of Coretta Scott King and Dr. Betty Shabazz following the murders of their husbands.

Harris, who was nominated for an Image award for his role in Remember the Titans,  joins recently announced castmembers Angela Bassett (as Coretta,) Mary J Blige (as Betty), Ruby Dee, and Malik Yoba (as MLK).

Harris’ television credits include ‘The Wire,’ ‘Southland,’ and most recently, ‘Hawaii Five-0.’

Production begins later this month in Montreal; an airdate has not yet been announced.


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