Hulu has released a poster and trailer for the biographical drama The United States vs. Billie Holiday. Directed by Lee Daniels’, the film follows the legendary jazz musician, played by singer-songwriter Andra Day, through the 1940s when she found herself targeted by the Federal Department of Narcotics. Check them out here…
The legendary Billie Holiday, one of the greatest jazz musicians of all time, spent much of her career being adored by fans across the globe. 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.”
Joining Day in the cast of The United States vs. Billie Holiday are Trevante Rhodes, Natasha Lyonne, Garrett Hedlund, Miss Lawrence, Rob Morgan, Da’Vine Joy Randolph, Evan Ross, Tyler James Williams, Tone Bell, and Erik LaRay Harvey.
The United States vs. Billie Holiday debuts on Hulu on February 26th.