Hulu in talks to acquire Billie Holiday biopic

According to Deadline, Hulu is in final negotiations to acquire Lee Daniels’ new film, “The United States Vs. Billie Holiday.”

If the deal goes through, it’s likely the feature will either only be streaming or have brief exposure on the movie theater circuit so it can compete in awards season.

With its premiere scheduled for Feb. 12, 2021, the tale delves into the Drug Enforcement Administration’s mission to arrest iconic singer and songwriter Billie Holiday for trafficking – in exchange for her political songs like “Strange Fruit” and her dedication to integrating. the public.

Andra Day lives as a titular musician.

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The film is written by playwright and screenwriter Suzan-Lori Parks.

Day will make his acting debut alongside Trevante Rhodes as Jimmy Fletcher, an undercover agent who switched sides after falling in love with the artist.

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