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I am super excited to report Wendell Pierce, who I have loved since “The Wire,” will portray the late great blues legend B.B. King in an upcoming biopic. 

Wendell took to Twitter on Monday to share the exciting news. 

He tweeted: 

We are official. Preparation has begun on a film where I will be honored to play the great, BB King. Humbled.

Michael Zanetas, producer and myself in preparation for the BB King biopic. The Thrill is On! A thrill of a lifetime.

I promised BB King before he died, I will honor him and his creative genius. An American Icon.

Wendell Pierce is going to slay this!

I’m very excited about this project and I will be sure to keep you updated on it.