Watch The Trailer For Lee Daniels’ The United States Vs. Billie Holiday
Billie Holiday is the latest musical icon to become the subject of a biopic. Directed by Lee Daniels, starring Andra Day as Holiday, and written by Pulitzer winner Suzan-Lori Parks, The United States Vs. Billie Holiday is all set to premiere on Hulu next month. The synopsis: “Beginning in the 1940’s in New York City, the federal government targeted Holiday in a growing effort to escalate and racialize the war on drugs, ultimately aiming to stop her from singing her controversial and heart-wrenching ballad, ‘Strange Fruit.'” Watch a trailer below.
The United States Vs. Billie Holiday is out 2/26 on Hulu.