The primary trailer for a brand new movie concerning the lifetime of Billie Holiday has been revealed – scroll down the web page to observe it now.
America vs Billie Vacation is directed by Lee Daniels and options Andra Day as the enduring singer, alongside fellow forged members Natasha Lyonne, Garrett Hedlund, Trevante Rhodes and extra.
The trailer exhibits Vacation being celebrated and adored by her audiences, but in addition frightening the ire of the authorities along with her track ‘Unusual Fruit’ – a protest track concerning the racism and brutality that was taking place within the American South on the time.
“You assume I’m going to cease singing that track?” Day may be heard saying on the finish of the trailer. “Your grandkids shall be singing ‘Unusual Fruit’.” Watch the trailer under now.
In a press launch, director Daniels stated: “Whether or not you might be new to the story and legacy of Billie Vacation or know each word she ever sang, I do hope our celebration of this advanced lady does justice to an awesome musical legend and civil rights activist whose artistry resonates as properly in the present day, because it did 80 years in the past.
“Hulu releasing this movie [in the US] and giving it a platform to be seen nationwide is a blessing, as a result of as latest occasions reveal, our nation has a lot work to do in fulfilling its promise of a extra good union.”
America vs Billie Vacation shall be launched in cinemas within the UK on March 12.
The trailer follows a series of first images that were shared from the film last year. The stills confirmed moments from the film with Day taking part in Vacation on stage, and the Federal Division of Narcotics planning her downfall.
Talking about listening to Vacation’s music for the primary time, alongside the discharge of the photographs, Day stated: “I used to be like, ‘What?! That is nothing like Whitney Houston!’ It actually reworked me as a singer.”