Mary J. Blige is set to executive produce Real Love, an original Lifetime movie inspired by her 1992 timeless hit single.
The film, written by Sonja Warfield and Rachel Ingram, is a coming-of-age romantic drama that centers around Kendra, who sets off on her own for the first time to a college in upstate New York, determined to focus on her studies.
But when she meets her film class partner Ben, she tries her hardest to keep things professional.
Despite disapproving parents, financial hardship, and competition for the top spot in class, Kendra and Ben find themselves falling hard for each other and ultimately learn the meaning of real love.
Mary J. Blige shared:
I wrote, “Real Love” based on my real-life experiences and my fans connected to it in a deeply personal way.
It’s exciting to now use this song and my music to create a new story by way of film, continuing to build on a pillar of the foundation of my production company, Blue Butterfly.
My passions for acting and music now include developing diverse stories with music as the backdrop. I am grateful to Lifetime for their partnership in the story of Real Love.
Congratulations to MJB!