Day, Rhodes, Hedlund Set For “Billie Holiday”

Day Rhodes Hedlund Set For Billie Holiday

Multi-Grammy and NAACP nominee singer-songwriter Andra Day along with Trevante Rhodes (“Moonlight”), Garrett Hedlund (“TRON: Legacy”), Natasha Lyonne (“Russian Doll”) and Da’Vine Joy Randolph (“Dolemite Is My Name”) will lead the cast of the Lee Daniels-directed “The United States vs. Billie Holiday”.

The story follows 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.

The film will also look at Holiday’s struggles with addiction, fame and heartbreaking love. Filming is slated to begin next month in Montreal and Daniels will also produce from a script by Suzan-Lori Parks which is inspired by Johann Hari’s 2015 novel “Chasing the Scream”.

Source: Deadline