The release of The United States vs. Billie Holiday is fast approaching and Shadow and Act has an exclusive clip from the film featuring Andra Day and Tyler James Williams.
Starring Day, the film tells the story of Holiday’s career, particularly the portion of her life when she became the target of the Federal Department of Narcotics. The leader of the sting operation against Holiday was her lover, Black federal agent Jimmy Fletcher (Rhodes).
Garrett Hedlund, Da’Vine Joy Randolph, Natasha Lyonne, Erik LaRay Harvey, Dana Gourrier, Evan Ross, Miss Lawrence, Tristan D. Lalla and Melvin Gregg also star. The film’s script was written by Suzan-Lori Parks, who in 2012 became the first Black woman to win a Pulitzer Prize for Drama for her play Topdog/Underdog.
Watch the preview below:
The film drops on Hulu Feb. 26.