First Look at Gabrielle Union in BET’s ‘Being Mary Jane’ (Video)

Posted on May 28, 2013 /TV

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Several days after announcing the premiere date of its highly anticipated tent-pole Being Mary Jane, BET has released sneak peek footage of its movie adaptation of Mara Brock Akil and Salim Akil’s upcoming series.

The original telepic, which premieres July 2 on BET, follows a successful TV anchor juggling family and work commitments while trying to figure out her love life.

Being Mary Jane stars FlashForward‘s Gabrielle Union and will explore the joys and struggles of navigating through life as a fiercely independent, modern woman.

Mary Jane Paul seemingly has it all as a beautiful and successful TV news anchor. In reality, she’s a self-sufficient powerhouse with a lackluster love life who remains devoted to a family that doesn’t share her motivation. How far is she willing to go to find the puzzle pieces that she – and society – insist are missing from her life? Intense drama and unforgettable moments unfold as Mary Jane juggles her life, her relationships, her workand commitments to her family.

The film also stars Richard Roundtree, Margaret Avery, Lisa Vidal, Richard Brooks, Omari Hardwick, Tika Sumpter, Raven Goodwin, B.J. Britt, Aaron Spears, Latarsha Rose and Robinne Lee.

Gabrielle Union in 'Being Mary Jane' Sneak Peek