Great gay hallelujah, Precious director Lee Daniels is about to make a new movie, one that will co-star both Trevante Rhodes and Garrett Hedlund -- blessed, blessed day, this. Neither of them will be the lead -- it's a movie about Billie Holiday called The United States vs. Billie Holiday, about her battles with the FBI's Narcotics squad in the late 40s, with the singer Andra Day playing her. It's all based on the 2015 book Chasing the Scream: The First and Last Days of the War on Drugs. Anybody read it?
Rhodes will play a federal Agent that Holiday had "a tumultuous affair" with. No word on who Hedlund's playing but it's easy to picture him as both an FBI agent and a junkie, isn't it? Such is his magic. Also cast is Natasha Lyonne, which is always a treat. The film starts filming next month in Montreal. Anyway yes these are all old photos of Trevante but I think they went up in smoke when the old Tumblr disappeared, so we're reposting them. As if anybody minds!