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Bassett Replaces Berry In MLK Stage Play

Angela Bassett will replace Halle Berry in “The Mountaintop,” a quasi biopic stage play about the final hours of civil rights leader, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Bassett will take over for Berry who pulled out of the role in April due to personal issues, to play Camae, a maid King meets in the Lorraine Motel the night before his assassination.

The Katori Hall play is a speculative account of the final hours of Dr. Kings life.

Samuel L. Jackson is playing the role of the icon civil rights leader, King.

The official opening date for the play is October 13, with selected viewings in September.