‘The Immortal Life Of Henrietta Lacks’
Ahead of it’s April 22 premiere, HBO has released the official poster and a brand new trailer for “The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks” starring Oprah Winfrey and Rose Byrne.
Deadline reports, “The Immortal Life Of Henrietta Lacks” tells the true story of Henrietta Lacks, an African-American woman whose cells were used to create the first immortal human cell line. Told through the eyes of her daughter, Deborah Lacks (Winfrey), the film chronicles her search to learn about the mother she never knew and to understand how the unauthorized harvesting of Lacks’ cancerous cells in 1951 led to unprecedented medical breakthroughs, changing countless lives and the face of medicine forever.
Oprah Winfrey serves as executive producer on the project and also stars as Henrietta Lacks’ daughter, Deborah.
Courtney B. Vance, Renée Elise Goldsberry, and Lisa Arrindell also star in the movie.
Watch the newly-released trailer below.
“The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks” airs on April 22 at 8pm on HBO.
Will you be watching?