There isn’t a doubt that Mary J. Blige’s 90’s hit “Actual Love,” is a traditional file. Now an all-new movie based mostly on the track shall be making its approach to Lifetime.
In line with Deadline, Mary will govt produce the movie, which has been titled “Actual Love,” by way of her Blue Butterfly manufacturing banner. The track, which was launched in 1992, appeared on Mary’s debut album, “What’s The 411?”
Tanya Lopez, EVP Scripted Content material, Lifetime and LMN mentioned, “Mary is a kind of phenomenal skills that may do all of it, and we’re so thrilled to have the ability to accomplice along with her once more on this new alternative to carry her music to life within the type of a film that we all know audiences will love.”
Mary additionally shared her pleasure for the mission and mentioned, “I wrote ‘Actual Love’ based mostly on my actual life experiences and my followers related to it in a deeply private means. It’s thrilling to now use this track and my music to create a brand new story by means of movie, persevering with to construct on a pillar of the muse of my manufacturing firm, Blue Butterfly. My passions for performing and music now embrace creating various tales with music because the backdrop. I’m grateful to Lifetime for his or her partnership within the story of Actual Love.”
The movie, which is being described as a romantic drama, is written by Sonja Warfield and Rachel Ingram. In line with the movie’s synopsis, “Actual Love,” focuses on, “Kendra, who units off on her personal for the primary time to a school in upstate New York, decided to deal with her research. However when she meets her movie class accomplice Ben, she tries her hardest to maintain issues skilled. Regardless of disapproving dad and mom, monetary hardship, and competitors for the highest spot in school, Kendra and Ben discover themselves falling arduous for one another and finally study the that means of actual love.”
“Actual Love,” provides to the record of labor Mary J. Blige and Lifetime have already accomplished collectively. Mary’s first mission with the community was the 2013 movie “Betty & Coretta,” the place she starred as Dr. Betty Shabazz. Mary was additionally an govt producer on the 2020 movie “The Clark Sisters: The First Girls of Gospel.”
✨ICONIC ANNOUNCEMENT✨Mary J. Blige shall be govt producing, Actual Love, our new unique film based mostly off her best-selling track. We couldn’t be extra excited! Tell us within the feedback ⬇️ what @maryjblige track you’ll be taking part in all day to have fun. pic.twitter.com/ZJfPcqG9bI
— Lifetime (@lifetimetv) March 2, 2022
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