"The United States vs. Billie Holiday" is a 2021 American biographical film directed by Lee Daniels.
The starring cast includes Andra Day as Billie Holiday, Trevante Rhodes as Jimmy Fletcher, Natasha Lyonne as Tallulah Bankhead, Garrett Hedlund as Harry Anslinger, Miss Lawrence as Miss Freddy, Da'Vine Joy Randolph as Roslyn, Tyler James Williams as Lester Young, Erik LaRay Harvey as James Monroe, Evan Ross as Agent Williams, Rob Morgan as Louis McKay and others.

Here are "The United States vs. Billie Holiday" movie trailer, plot summary, full cast and characters, release date, streaming services and everything we know so far.


Is there a trailer for The United States vs. Billie Holiday movie?

Hulu on Monday, January 11, 2021 released the trailer for "The United States vs. Billie Holiday" you can watch here:
The United States vs. Billie Holiday - Trailer (Official) • A Hulu Original.

Plot summary

What is The United States vs. Billie Holiday movie plot?

Here is a short review of "The United States vs. Billie Holiday" movie plot summary.

In the 1940s, Billie Holiday (Andra Day) is targeted by the government in an effort to racialize the war on drugs, ultimately aiming to stop her from singing her controversial song "Strange Fruit".


Who plays who in the The United States vs. Billie Holiday movie cast?

Here is the full cast and characters of "The United States vs. Billie Holiday" movie. Actors and actresses are sorted mostly in credits order.

Andra Day  as Billie Holiday
Trevante Rhodes  as Jimmy Fletcher
Natasha Lyonne  as Tallulah Bankhead
Garrett Hedlund  as Harry Anslinger
Miss Lawrence  as Miss Freddy
Da'Vine Joy Randolph  as Roslyn
Tyler James Williams  as Lester Young
Erik LaRay Harvey  as James Monroe
Evan Ross  as Agent Williams
Rob Morgan  as Louis McKay
Leslie Jordan  as Reginald Lord Devine
Melvin Gregg  as Joe Guy
Tone Bell  as John Levy
Dana Gourrier  as Sadie Fagan
Dusan Dukic  as Joe Glaser
Koumba Ball  as Lucille
Kate MacLellan  as Working Class Woman
Kwasi Songui  as Working Class Man
Adriane Lenox  as Mrs. Fletcher
Letitia Brookes  as Velva
Warren 'Slim' Williams  as Bobby Tucker (as Slim Williams)
Orville Thompson  as Auditioning Sax Player
Jeff Corbett  as Congressman JP Thomas
Damian Joseph Quinn  as Roy Cohn
Robert Alan Beuth  as Congressman J. Rankin
Randy Davison  as Senator J. McCarthy
Kevin Hanchard  as Louis Armstrong
Jono Townsend  as Guitar Player
Morgan Moore  as Bass Player
Ray Shell  as Carl the Drummer
Arlen John Bonnar  as Priest
Furly Mac  as Elevator Attendant
Blake DeLong  as Agent Carter
Andrew Zadel  as Agent McDermott
Tristan D. Lalla  as Mr. Jordon Green
Alex Bisping  as Bailiff #1
Don Anderson  as Judge Ganey
Amanda Strawn  as Gloria
Charleine Charles  as Shirley
Sylvia Stewart  as Stink-Eye Inmate
Daphné Archer  as Jail Dishwasher
Anita Lee  as Fighting Couple
Tony Chao  as Fighting Couple
Linda Sauvé  as Receptionist (as Linda Sauve)
Alain Goulem  as Ed Fishman (as Al Goulem)
Ramona Clyke  as Miss Mona
Laurent Beaudin  as Ed Fishman's Assistant
Alika Autran  as Martha Anslinger
Kim Feeney  as Lady in Audience
Diana Carmen Ratycz  as Carnegie Fan
Richard Jutras  as Uptown Restaurant Maître d'
Jonathan Higgins  as Defense Lawyer Erlich
Marc Essertaize  as Bailiff #2
Nealla Gordon  as Courthouse Reporter
Len Blavatnik  as Club Owner
Christopher Ricardo Price  as Drug Dealer (as Christopher Price)
Taryn Brown  as Billie (10 Years Old)
Zuri Hawkins  as Little Girl in Brothel
Elizabeth Eveillard  as Prostitute 1923
Clauter Alexandre  as Husband
Penande Estime  as Hanging Woman
Elikya Tupula  as Young Daughter
Nefertari Zanyah Brewster-Griffith  as Older Daughter
Joe Cobden  as George Jessel
Ronda Louis-Jeune  as Jimmy's Girlfriend (as Ronda Louise-Jeune)
Maxime Paradis  as Producer
Sarah Levesque  as Nurse

Release date

When is The United States vs. Billie Holiday movie release date?

"The United States vs. Billie Holiday" movie release date was scheduled to be on February 26, 2021 (United States) distributing by Hulu, Entertainment One, Ascot Elite Entertainment Group, Capelight Pictures, Eagle Films, Sky Cinema, The Searchers and eOne Films Spain.


What are The United States vs. Billie Holiday filming details?

The duration of the film is 130 minutes.

"The United States vs. Billie Holiday" movie is rated "R", according to the MPAA film rating system.


What are critics and audiences saying about The United States vs. Billie Holiday movie?

"The United States vs. Billie Holiday" movie got average rating from critics. IMDB rating is 6.3/10. Rotten Tomatoes rating is 54/100.

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