According to Billboard, R&B royalty Mary J. Blige is set to make her foray into the acting world later this year, after being cast in Tyler Perry's latest movie 'I Can Do Bad All By Myself':
Mary J. Blige is set to star in Tyler Perry's forthcoming Lionsgate film, "I Can Do Bad All By Myself." Scheduled for nationwide release September 11, 2009, the film also stars Academy Award nominee Taraji P. Henson. The cast already includes Taraji P. Henson, Gladys Knight, Brian J. White and Marvin Winans. The film is about an alcoholic jazz singer who has to take care of her deceased sister's 3 children. Blige will play a nightclub manager and singer who is good friends with Henson's character.
As previously mentioned, Taraji P. Henson, Oscar-nommed for her role in 'The Curious Case of Benjamin Button,' is starring in the film, which is based on Perry's play of the same name. The project began shooting March 16 at Perry's newly opened studio complex in Atlanta.