The United States vs. Billie Holiday

a/k/a Billie

Release Date:  2/26/21; Hulu
Genre: Drama/Biography
Rating:  NR
Director:  Lee Daniels
Studio(s):  Paramount Pictures
Running Time:  TBD

Cast:  Andra Day as Billie Holiday; Trevante Rhodes as Jimmy Fletcher; Garrett Hedlund as Harry J. Anslinger; Tyler James Williams as Lester ‘Prez’ Young; Natasha Lyonne as Tallulah Bankhead; Da’Vine Joy Randolph as Roslyn; Evan Ross as Sam Williams; Dana Gourrier as Sadie; Erik LaRay Harvey as Monroe; Melvin Gregg as Joe Guy; Miss Lawrence as Miss Freddy.

Story:  Based on the book Chasing the Scream: The First and Last Days of the War on Drugs by Johann Hari, the film follows Holiday during her career as she is targeted by the Federal Department of Narcotics with an undercover sting operation led by black Federal Agent Jimmy Fletcher, with whom she had a tumultuous affair. The pic will intimately examine Holiday’s struggles with addiction, fame and heartbreaking love.  Source:  Wikipedia; IMDB.


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