B.B. King Biopic, Long Dormant, Moves Ahead With ‘Treme’ Star Wendell Pierce

Actor Wendell Pierce — best known for his work on The Wire and Treme — announced that a long-dormant biopic on blues legend B.B.

King, The Thrill Is On, is back on in a series of tweets posted Monday night.“We are official,” Pierce wrote.

“Preparation has begun on a film where I will be honored to play the great, Bb King.

Humbled.” He added, “I promised Bb King before he died, I will honor him and his creative genius.

An American Icon.”We are official.

Preparation has begun on a film

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