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Lee Daniels Sets Cast for 'The United States Vs. Billie Holiday'

Lee Daniels might have hit the nail right on the head with this one.

Deadline revealed the Oscar-nominated director is set to tell the troubling story behind the legendary Billie Holiday and her battle with addiction. A focal point in her life was a sting operation led by the Federal Department of Narcotics who were trying to bust the jazz singer for her drug use. However, her story turns interesting when the investigation is led by an agent who's been carrying out a scandalous affair with their target.

Daniels stated:

“It is an extraordinary responsibility to tell the story of the iconic Billie Holiday. Her story is very personal to me and I hope to do justice when bringing to light this profound and complicated soul — a great artist and an unsung civil rights warrior."

Singer Andra Day is slated to star as Billie. We'll also get to see the familiar faces of Orange Is The New Black's Natasha Lyonne, as well as, Bird Box and Moonlight actor Trevante Rhodes.

We'll be sure to keep you posted on The United States Vs. Billie Holiday released date.