WHO’S IN IT?
Andra Day (Cars 3), Trevante Rhodes (Moonlight), Natasha Lyonne (But I’m A Cheerleader), Garrett Hedlund (Mudbound), Miss Lawrence (film debut), Rob Morgan (The Photograph), Da’Vine Joy Randolph (Dolemite Is My Name), Evan Ross (According to Greta), Tyler James Williams (Detroit), Tone Bell (Sylvie’s Love), Erik LaRay Harvey (Proud Mary), Melvin Gregg (Finding The Way Back), Dana Gourrier (The Hateful Eight)
WHO’S BEHIND THE CAMERA?
Lee Daniels (Precious), director; Suzan-Lori Parks (Girl 6), writer; Jordan Fudge (The Forty-Year-Old Version), Jeff Kirschenbaum (Dolittle), Joe Roth (Snow White and the Huntsman), Tucker Tooley (Den of Thieves) and Pamela Oas Williams (The Butler), producers; Kris Bowers (Monsters and Men), composer; Andrew Dunn (The Perks of Being a Wallflower), cinematographer; Jay Rabinowitz (8 Mile), editor
WHAT’S IT ABOUT?
In the 1940s, black singer Billie Holiday (Day) enchants audiences with her unique voice, but also provokes them with heavily controversial songs like “Strange Fruit”. Soon, the Federal Department of Narcotics launches a targeted attack on Holiday with an undercover sting operation, led by black Federal Agent Jimmy Fletcher (Rhodes) who develops a strong relationship with the singer…
IN ONE SENTENCE, WHY SHOULD YOU BE EXCITED?
Director Lee Daniels returns to the movies with a firm-fisted and timely look at the troubled life of Billie Holiday, played by Grammy-winning singer Andra Day in her glorious live-action film debut.
WHEN’S IT OUT?
FRIDAY 26TH FEBRUARY 2021
WHERE CAN I FIND IT?