NAACP Image Award® Nominee Trevante Rhodes and Emmy® Nominee Natasha Lyonne
co-star along with Garrett Hedlund, Miss Lawrence, Rob Morgan, Da'Vine Joy
Randolph, Evan Ross, Tyler James Williams, Tone Bell, and Erik LaRay
Harvey. 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.” Led by Oscar® nominated director
Lee Daniels and introducing Grammy® nominated singer-songwriter Andra Day,
The United States vs. Billie Holiday unapologetically presents the icon’s
complicated, irrepressible life. Screenplay writer Suzan-Lori Parks, the
first African American woman to win a Pulitzer Prize for Drama, pens this
intimate tale of a fierce trailblazer whose defiance through music helped
usher in the civil rights movement.