Mary J. Blige
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Award-winning singer and Oscar-nominated actress Mary J. Blige is going to add a horror flickĀ to her repertoire after signing on to star in the police-brutality-themed thriller Body Cam, which is being made by Paramountā€™s Players division.

Body Cam tells the story of several Los Angeles police officers who are haunted by an evil spirit that is connected to the murder of a black youth at the hands of two white cops, according to the Hollywood Reporter. The murder is caught on bodycam, but the device was destroyed in a cover-up.

Blige is set to play the role of an officer who starts to see visions and begins to investigate the cover-up.

The film, which is being directed by Malik Vitthal and produced by Matt Kaplan, has been described as a mix of Jordan Peeleā€™s iconic horror film Get Out and crime drama End of Watch.

Looks like itā€™s about to be a great acting season (once again) for Blige, who follows up her acclaimed portrayal of hardworking wife and mother Florence Jackson in Dee Reesā€™ Netflix racial drama Mudbound, a role that drew Oscar, Golden Globe and SAG Award nominations.


Blige will also be starring in another Netflix series, The Umbrella Academy.