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.



SupremacyRelease Date:  1/30/15 (VOD, Theaters; Original Release Date: 6/12/14-Los Angeles Film Festival)
Genre: Drama
Rating:  NR
Running Time: 106 mins.
Studio: Hidden Empire Film Group; Media House Capital
Director: Deon Taylor
Cast:  Danny Glover (Mr. Walker), Joe Anderson (Garrett Tully), Anson Mount (Sobecki), Derek Luke (Raymond), Evan Ross (Anthony), Lela Rochon (Odessa), Dawn Olivieri (Doreen), Mahershala Ali (Deputy Rivers).

Story:  Based on a true story. A paroled white supremacist has just killed a cop, and takes a black family hostage over a long night of terror as authorities cordon off the neighborhood where he and his lady accomplice are laying low. Facebook, IMDB.