Following her Oscar-nominated role in Mudbound, Mary J. Blige has been tapped to take the leading role in the upcoming film Body Cam, the newest thriller from Paramount.

The film has been described as Get Out meets End of Watch, and follows several LAPD officers who are haunted by an angry spirit tied to the murder of a young Black man at the hands of two white cops — all of which was caught on a body cam video that was destroyed in a cover-up.

Blige portrays a police officer in “Body Cam” who begins seeing visions and starts to investigate the cover-up.

After sustaining a successful music career spanning from the 1990s,  Blige began her acting career in Tyler Perry’s I Can Do Bad All By Myself and Tom Cruise’s Rock of Ages.  She also starred in television events such as NBC’s musical The Wiz Live!  Her break out role was in last year’s Mudbound, after which she received Oscar nominations for best supporting actress and in the original song category for “Mighty River.”

Blige is also set to star in Netflix’s upcoming series The Umbrella Academy.

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