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Oct 20

Wendell Pierce Will Play B.B. King in Upcoming Biopic ‘The Thrill Is On’

Jack Ryan and The Wire alum Wendell Pierce announced on Monday he’ll be playing blues legend B.B. King in the upcoming biopic The Thrill Is On. Fans of King will likely spot the biopic’s title as a riff on one of King’s most treasured hits, “The Thrill Is Gone.” This will be Pierce’s first film role in a hot minute, with his most recent movie appearances in Burning Cane and Clemency occurring in 2019 and The Thrill Is On likely not hitting theaters until at least 2021. Pierce is no stranger to portraying real-life figures onscreen, having previously playing Clarence Thomas in the HBO drama Confirmation and Rev. Hosea Williams in...

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Riley B. King (September 16, 1925 – May 14, 2015), known professionally as B.B. King, was an American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and record producer. King introduced a ... View All »
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