Watch The Trailer For The Immortal Life Of Henrietta Lacks
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks was a game-changing piece of work. Not only because of the decade-worth of research that went into the film but also because of the story, the truth it exposed about one Black woman’s contribution to science and one daughter’s quest to know her mother’s story.
You’ll be hard-pressed to find a bad review about it. And Oprah loved it. When Oprah loves something, your book will go places, maybe even to the screen. That’s what happened with Rebecca Skloot. Her words and research are being turned into an HBO original film, bearing the same title as her 2010 work.
The film, which is set to premiere in April stars Oprah Winfrey, Renée Elise Goldsberry (as Henrietta Lacks), Courtney B. Vance and Rose Byrne. The film follows Deborah Lacks’, (played by Oprah), journey to “learn about the mother she never knew and 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.”
The film premieres on April 22 at 8 p.m.