The initial antagonism between master thief and apprentice, the whiff of blackmail, the favour to a friend, the last-minute hitch – all the old standards are here, and it's only the long, intricate set-piece of the heist itself that gives the picture any sort of boost.There are some other, minor pleasures to be had – the sight of Angela Bassett's cheekbones (but her role as De Niro's girlfriend is pitiful) and the sound of Diana Krall's voice over the closing credits are very welcome – but for all it promises The Score drastically underperforms.(De Niro seems to have played this part several times before.) Norton, his show-off interludes aside, holds his own amid the august company, and it will probably make a great chapter for his memoirs.
Bassett has additionally portrayed Betty Shabazz in both Malcolm X (1992) and Panther (1995), Katherine Jackson in The Jacksons: An American Dream (1992), Rosa Parks in The Rosa Parks Story (2002), Voletta Wallace in Notorious (2009) and Coretta Scott King in Betty & Coretta (2013).
In 2015, Bassett returned for the fifth season Hotel portraying Ramona Royale, a famous movie star.
Bassett will play T’Challa’s mother, Romonda, and joins the all-star cast made up of Chadwick Boseman, Michael B. The movie is expected to begin production early next year with a release date set for February 16, 2018.
Bassett's performance as Parks was honored with her first Primetime Emmy Award nomination.
Bassett began her film career in the mid-1980s, after earning a bachelor of arts degree from Yale University and a master of fine arts degree from drama school.