Lee Daniels To Begin Work On Billie Holiday Biopic Next Month Starring Andra Day, Trevante Rhodes & More

The Playlist | 9/17/2019 | Charles Barfield
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Lee Daniels is about to begin work on his first film since 2013. And for his upcoming drama, it appears that he’s going to tackle one of the biggest names in music history.

Deadline is reporting that Daniels is set to begin filming of “The United States vs. Billie Holiday” soon, and he’s already lined up his cast for the film. As you might gather from the title, the new drama is about the life and career of music legend Billie Holiday. ‘Billie Holiday’ is said to focus on the time when the singer was targeted by the Federal Department of Narcotics’ sting operation, led by a man that Holiday had an affair with.

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Singer-songwriter Andra Day is said to be playing Holiday in the film. She’s set to be joined by actors Trevante Rhodes, Garrett Hedlund, and Natasha Lyonne in the cast. Rhodes is probably best known for his work in the two recent films “Moonlight” and “Bird...
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