‘The United States vs Billie Holiday’ trailer has arrived and it looks promising.
Hulu dropped the first exclusive trailer for the upcoming biographical drama ‘The United States vs Billie Holiday’ featuring R&B singer Andra Day in the titular role.
Directed by Lee Daniels, the film is based on Johan Hari’s 2015 novel ‘Chasing the Scream: The First and Last Days of the War on Drugs’ and follows the iconic singer’s early life in her career.
Written by Suzan-Lori Parks, the upcoming biopic also features Garrett Hedlund, Natasha Lyonne, Evan Ross, Trevante Rhodes, Da’Vine Joy Randolph, Dana Gourrier, Erik LaRay Harvey, Kwasi Songui, and Melvin Gregg in key roles.
According to Screenrant, the official synopsis for ‘The United States vs Billie Holiday’ is as follows: “Focuses on 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.”
Along with the trailer, the streaming service also shared a statement from Daniels in which he said: “Whether you are new to the story and legacy of Billie Holiday or know every note she ever sang, I do hope our celebration of this complex woman does justice to a great musical legend and civil rights activist whose artistry resonates as well today, as it did 80 years ago.”
“Hulu releasing this film and giving it a platform to be seen nationwide is a blessing, because as recent events reveal, our country has much work to do in fulfilling its promise of a more perfect union,” he added.
‘The United States vs Billie Holiday’ debuts on Hulu on February 26, 2021.
We have some powerful dialogues from the trailer. Check out Dialogues below: