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Lee Daniels on Furthering the Legacy of Billie Holiday With ‘The United States vs. Billie Holiday’

Larry talks with the director and producer about why he was drawn to Holiday’s story

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Larry is joined by director and producer Lee Daniels to talk about his new movie The United States vs. Billie Holiday. They talk about why Daniels was drawn to the story of Holiday (9:44), the decision to cast Andra Day, a relative unknown, as Holiday (24:01), and the difficulties that come along with telling a story as complex as Holiday’s (42:48).

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