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The United States vs. Billie Holiday (2021)

Coming Out at February 26, 2021 on Hulu

Biography, Drama, Music

The United States vs. Billie Holiday is drama music film directed by Lee Daniels, and written by Johann Hari and Suzan-Lori Parks. The film stars Andra Day, Trevante Rhodes, Garrett Hedlund, Natasha Lyonne, Tyler James Williams, Tone Bell and Rob Morgan.

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, all while the Federal Department of Narcotics targeted her with an undercover sting operation led by black Federal Agent Jimmy Fletcher, with whom she had a tumultuous affair. Inspired by her life story, the film intimately examines her struggles with addiction, fame and heartbreaking love.

Director: Lee Daniels

Writers: Johann Hari (novel), Suzan-Lori Parks

Stars: Andra Day, Trevante Rhodes, Garrett Hedlund, Natasha Lyonne, Tyler James Williams, Tone Bell, Rob Morgan


Garrett HedlundHarry Anslinger
Natasha LyonneTallulah Bankhead
Tyler James WilliamsLester ‘Prez’ Young
Trevante RhodesJimmy Fletcher
Tone BellJohn Levy
Rob MorganMcKay
Andra DayBillie Holiday
Dana GourrierSadie
Da’Vine Joy RandolphRoslyn
Evan RossAgent Sam Williams
Melvin GreggJoe Guy
Erik LaRay HarveyMonroe
Tristan D. LallaMr. Jordon Green
Kwasi SonguiWorking Class Man
Alika AutranMartha Anslinger
Randy DavisonSenator Joseph McCarthy
Joe CobdenGeorge Jessel
Arthur HoldenSalesman
Miss LawrenceMiss Freddy
Jonathan HigginsDefense Attorney Ehrlich
Jeff CorbettCongressman Thomas
Karl GraboshasCongressman Andrew Jacobs
Alain GoulemEd Fishman
Damian Joseph QuinnRoy Cohn
Mark Antony KrupaDrunk White Guy
Blake DeLongAgent Carter
Nealla GordonReporter
Richard JutrasMaitre’D Uptown Restaurant (Luigi)
Alex BispingBailiff
Dusan DukicJoe Glaser
Letitia BrookesVelva
Sylvia StewartStink-eye inmate
Cat LemieuxPrison Guard
Ray ShellCarl the Drummer
Sarah LevesqueNurse
Philippe HartmannSpeakeasy patron with prostitute
Furly MacJames the Elevator Man
Simon AlainMaitre D
Kate MacLellanWorking Class Woman
Miryam MagriHooker
Yvanna-Rose LeblancEleanora
Christopher Ricardo PriceDrug Dealer
Jay CheveryCute dancer gentleman
L. Fernando Becerra SánchezJury in trial
Ronda Louis-JeuneJimmy’s Girlfriend
Eric ClarkNew York Police
Christopher WylliePublic Defender
Emilie PaquetAudience member
Picardy Jean-PierreCock Fighter
Jesse MitchellSaxophonist
Warren ‘Slim’ WilliamsBobby Tucker
Elizabeth EveillardHooker
Guy LetourneauSoldier
Wood-Alder BarthelmyAgressive man
Andre D ThomasAssistant to #2 (Trevante Rhodes)
Liana LewisBurlesque Dancer


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