Wendell Pierce to Portray Blues Legend B. B. King in Upcoming Biopic

Wendell Pierce has officially got the blues.

The actor, known for his performances in The Wire and Treme, announced he will be portraying legendary artist B.B. King in a new film.

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