PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — The film “Lady Sings the Blues” is the story of jazz singer Billie Holiday–or is it? The movie inspired West Philadelphia native Lee Daniels to go into filmmaking.
Now, 50 years later, “The United States Vs. Billie Holiday” finds Daniels, with help of screenwriter Suzan-Lori Parks, going a lot deeper into the background of that 1971 classic.READ MORE: Police: 9-Year-Old Boy Shot When Gunman Fires Into Olney Home
The film is not rated but due to some sexual content, it is intended for mature audiences.READ MORE: Byron McDonald II Suspected In Killing 2-Year-Old Son's Mother, Grandmother, Police Say
It’s streaming on Hulu right now and Daniels told CBS3’s Ukee Washington that he’ll be doing a project back home very soon, a horror movie based on true events.MORE NEWS: Buena Community Rallies To Save Suspended Landisville Volunteer Fire Company From Permanent Shutdown
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