Noted filmmaker Lee Daniels (Precious, Lee Daniels’ The Butler) is ready to return to the big screen with the impactful and powerful story of singer and artist Billie Holiday in The United States Vs. Billie Holiday and this one is set to bring some very big drama to the big screen.
Watch the all-new trailer below:
Here’s the official synopsis:
In the 1940s, Billie Holiday is targeted by the government in an effort to racialize the war on drugs, ultimately aiming to stop her from singing her controversial song “Strange Fruit”.
Telling the true-life story of Billie Holiday and her quest to let her voice be heard, The United States Vs. Billie Holiday is a searing true-life historical drama of music, civil rights and freedom, and it’s sure to strike a chord with audiences.
Key to the power of this film is actress Andra Day, who gives an incredibly layered and powerful performance here as Billie Holiday and she’s already receiving serious recognition for her performance. Having now won the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama, Day is shaping up to be a serious contender at this year’s Academy Awards for best performance and audiences will be in for something special thanks to her incredible performance here as Billie Holiday.
Daniels takes audiences into the tense atmosphere of music and civil rights in The United States Vs. Billie Holiday, and the result is a picture that feels alive and true to history, and tells a story that has not yet been told. Both the production and music of the film find their way into your soul, and alongside a serious storm, The United States Vs. Billie Holiday is an incredible treat for the eyes and something audiences are going to want to lap up.
The United States Vs. Billie Holiday is shaping up to be a very solid contender on this year’s award’s circuit and will arrive in cinemas on April 29.
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