HBO has released a first look at “The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks” ahead of it’s April 22 premiere.
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.
It’s a story of medical arrogance and triumph, race, poverty and deep friendship between the unlikeliest of people.
Oprah Winfrey serves as executive producer on the project and also stars as Henrietta Lacks’ daughter, Deborah.
Rose Bynes and Courtney B. Vance also stars in the movie.
Watch the teaser trailer below:
I will definitely be tuned in for this. How about you?