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The United States vs. Billie Holiday ()


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Follows Holiday during her career as she is targeted by the Federal Department of Narcotics with an undercover sting operation led by black Federal Agent Jimmy Fletcher, with whom she had a tumultuous affair.

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Status: completed
Status Updated: 01 Jan 2021

Cast

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Harry Anslinger
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Tallulah Bankhead
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Billie Holiday
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Lester 'Prez' Young
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Jimmy Fletcher
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Agent Sam Williams
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McKay
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John Levy
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Roslyn
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Sadie
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Joe Guy
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Monroe
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Miss Freddy
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Mr. Jordon Green
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Roy Cohn
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Working Class Man
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George Jessel
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Martha Anslinger
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Senator Joseph McCarthy
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Ed Fishman
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Stink-eye inmate
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Agent Carter
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Congressman Thomas
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Defense Attorney Ehrlich
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Salesman
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Drunk White Guy
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Congressman Andrew Jacobs
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Joe Glaser
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Reporter
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Maitre'D Uptown Restaurant (Luigi)
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Velva
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Bailiff
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Carl the Drummer
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Prison Guard
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Cute dancer gentleman
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Nurse
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Hooker
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Jimmy's Girlfriend
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Working Class Woman
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Maitre D
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James the Elevator Man
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Eleanora
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Public Defender
L. Fernando Becerra Sánchez ...
Jury in trial
Eric Clark ...
New York Police
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Saxophonist
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Soldier
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Speakeasy patron with prostitute
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Self - Assistant to #2 (Trevante Rhodes) (creditOnly)
Emilie Paquet ...
Audience member
Liana Lewis ...
Burlesque Dancer
Picardy Jean-Pierre ...
Cock Fighter
Warren 'Slim' Williams ...
Bobby Tucker
Elizabeth Eveillard ...
Hooker
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Drug Dealer
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Agressive man

Directed by

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Lee Daniels

Written by

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Johann Hari ... (based upon the novel by)
 
Suzan-Lori Parks ... (Screenplay)
 
Suzan-Lori Parks ... ()

Produced by

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Jeremy Allen ... executive producer
Mark Bomback ... executive producer
Marie Cisco ... co-producer
Cassian Elwes ... executive producer
Jordan Fudge ... producer
Jeremy Green ... associate producer
Jeff Kirschenbaum ... producer
Patty Long ... line producer
Wellington Love ... co-producer
George Parra ... executive producer
Joe Roth ... producer
Hilary Shor ... executive producer
Tucker Tooley ... producer
Pamela Oas Williams ... producer

Music by

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Kris Bowers

Cinematography by

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Andrew Dunn

Film Editing by

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Jay Rabinowitz

Editorial Department

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Moises Cruz ... digital intermediate producer
Kyle Falcon ... first assistant editor
Megan Kaiser ... digital intermediate accountant: Company 3
Joe Leonard ... additional editor
Nick Nassif ... color assistant
Chad Schermerhorn ... finishing editor
Tim Stipan ... digital intermediate colorist
Gloria Tello ... assistant editor
Ejon Williamson ... post-production assistant

Casting By

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Leah Daniels Butler
Billy Hopkins
Ashley Ingram

Production Design by

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Daniel T. Dorrance

Art Direction by

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Vincent Aird
Carolyne de Bellefeuille
Félix Larivière-Charron ... supervising art director
Léa-Valérie Létourneau ... assistant art director

Set Decoration by

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Elise de Blois ... (set decoration)
Pascale Deschênes ... decorator

Costume Design by

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Paolo Nieddu

Makeup Department

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Marianne Bobet ... assistant makeup artist
Melissa Fafard ... makeup assistant head of department
Nathalie Garon ... assistant hair stylist / hair stylist
Terry Hunt ... hair stylist
Mario Huot ... hair stylist: Key backgroud
Manon Joly ... assistant hair stylist
Martin Lapointe ... assistant hair stylist / hair stylist
Catherine Lavoie ... makeup artist
Sophie Lebeau ... assistant makeup artist
Camiel McLean ... assistant makeup artist
Stacie Merriman ... Andra Day hairstylist / Wig Designer for Andra Day
Ronald J. Rolfe ... key hair stylist
Charles Gregory Ross ... andra day hair stylist wig designer / hair department head
Sandra Ruel ... assistant makeup artist
Liliane Saad ... hair stylist
Shane Shisheboran ... special makeup effects artist
Rocco Stallone ... assistant hair stylist
Joanetta Stowers ... Reshoot Makeup Department Head
Laini Thompson ... makeup department head
Nathalie Trépanier ... makeup artist: Key Background
Kathy Tse ... key makeup effects artist
Vague Vartanian ... special makeup effects artist

Production Management

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Helene Ross ... production manager
Hélène Ross ... production manager
Brigitte St-Onge ... unit manager
Lon Takiguchi ... unit production manager: additional photography
Benoit Thériault ... Assistant Unit Manager
Alexis Wiscomb ... post-production supervisor

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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H.H. Cooper ... first assistant director
Lisa Diallo ... basecamp 3rd assisant director
Harris Ellison ... key third assistant director
Fanny Hudon ... Key 2nd Assistant Director
Jonathan Jean-Pierre ... basecamp third assistant director
Christina Lee ... second second assistant director: additional photography
Kevin Lum ... second assistant director: additional photography
Pete Waterman ... second assistant director: additional photography

Art Department

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Cecile Braemer ... Art Department Coordinator
Sarah Rose Buchanan ... On Set Props
Louis Cyr ... assistant on set dresser
Elise de Blois ... Set decorator
Luc De Schutter ... onset painter
Tyler Gibb ... storyboard artist
Michel R. Lambert ... assistant art director
Simone Leclerc ... property master
Oleksandra Lykova ... draftsperson
Jean-François Merlot ... Scenic painter
Tristan Stevens ... art department runner
Simon Theberge ... set designer
Charles-Olivier Tremblay ... assistant art department coordinator

Sound Department

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Josh Berger ... re-recording mixer
Peter S. Carlstedt ... adr mixer
Ian Cymore ... dialogue editor
Dennis Dembeck ... assistant sound editor / mix assistant
Robert Hein ... Re-Recording Mixer: Supervising Sound Editor
Matt Hovland ... adr mixer
Kenton Jakub ... adr editor
Heikki Kossi ... foley artist
Claude La Haye ... production sound mixer
Shacora Mitchell ... adr mixer
Egor Panchenko ... pro tools playback mixer
Francis Péloquin ... boom operator

Special Effects by

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Guillaume Murray ... special effects supervisor
Ismael Tremblay-Desgagnes ... senior special effects technician

Visual Effects by

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Jean-François Ferland ... Executive visual effects supervisor: Alchemy 24 / vfx set supervisor: Alchemy 24
Marie-Claude Lafontaine ... visual effects producer: Alchemy 24
Jean-Pierre Riverin ... digital artist
Marc A. Rousseau ... executive visual effects producer: Alchemy 24
Doug Spilatro ... visual effects artist
Daniel Triller ... visual effects editor

Stunts

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Rodney Alexandre ... stunt coordinator / stunt double: Trevante Rhodes
Penande Estime ... stunt performer
Chelsea Jackson ... stunt double: Andra Day
Stéphane Lefebvre ... additional stunt coordinator

Camera and Electrical Department

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Eric Aubin ... second assistant camera: "B" camera
Christian Caperaa ... additional loader
Charles Castonguay ... video-assist technician
Simon Desrochers-Laplante ... video coordinator
David Dinel ... key grip
Sylvaine Dufaux ... Additional camera operator
Andrew Dunn ... A Camera Operator
Eames Gagnon ... gaffer
Dan Goyens ... best boy lighting
Isabelle Lauzon ... Loader
Yoann Malnati ... b camera/steadicam operator
Nicolas Marion ... b camera first assistant
Franklin Melendez ... Lighting Console Programmer: Reshoots
Emilie Paquet ... lighting technician
Dany Racine ... first assistant camera: "a" camera
Roberto Schaefer ... additional cinematography
Danny Stephens ... key grip: additional photography
Marc-Antoine Theriault-Daunais ... lighting board operator
David Villeneuve ... lighting technician

Casting Department

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Leah Bostic ... casting associate
Julie Breton ... extras casting
Tiffany Caprine ... extras casting: Additional Photography
Gabriella Cruz ... extras casting: Additional Photography
Michael D'Amato ... casting associate
Georgia Simon ... adr voice casting

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Mohamed Al Naimi ... extras dresser
Anne-Laure Berger ... costume buyer
Mariane Carter ... wardrobe master
Audrey Eisner ... costumer
Danielle Fagen ... wardrobe assistant
Alexander Gaipo ... wardrobe technician
Lynda Goode ... seamstress
Monika Herédi ... key wardrobe mistress
A.M.E. Hutchison ... costumer
Thomas Langlois-Lacoste ... wardrobe technician
Katrina Marie Lukaitis ... Wardrobe Coordinator
Sig Moser ... costumer
Rob Saduski ... costumer
Isabelle Savard ... Key dresser background
Kristi Stark ... set costumer: additional photography
Susana Vera ... costume cutter
Pat Welch ... costume supervisor

Location Management

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Catherine Hogue ... assistant location manager
Brigitte Lévesque ... key assistant location manager
Benoît Mathieu ... location manager
Brigitte Renaud ... assistant location manager
Peo Rousseau ... assistant location manager

Music Department

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Lynn Fainchtein ... music supervisor
Fabrizio Mancinelli ... Conductor
Salaam Remi ... music producer
Peter Rotter ... music coordinator

Script and Continuity Department

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Liliana M. Molina ... additional script supervisor
Elizabeth Tremblay ... script supervisor

Transportation Department

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Marc Arsenault ... Cast Driver
Denis Chamberland ... driver
Pierre Olivier Chénard ... transportation coordinator
Sandro Di Gioacchino ... Cast Driver
David Dufresne ... driver: 5 Stars
Philippe Gilbert ... transportation captain
Bernard Guay ... driver
Réal Hamel ... picture car coordinator
Victor Lafond ... personal driver
Julien Latendresse ... driver
Tasso Mathiopoulos ... driver
Simon Paquin ... transportation co-captain
Eric Paré ... driver
Martin Patrice ... transportation co-captain
Martin Pilote ... driver
Gerry Prévost ... driver
Michel Robert ... Base camp Operator

Additional Crew

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Cassandra Barbour ... rights and clearances
Valerie Caron ... back up set production assistant
Corentin Chaudet ... production assistant
Marie-Christine Cormier ... swing production assistant
Nicky Craft ... Payroll Accountant: additional photography
Puelo Deir ... unit publicist
Patricia Ferris ... production secretary
Claude Forest ... Insurance Broker
Lucinda Fortin ... craft assistant
Gregoire Gensollen ... COO For Tucker Tooley Entertainment
Jean-Francois Hall ... figurant / swing production assistant
Justin S. Hong ... office production assistant: Los Angeles
Thom Jones ... dialect coach
Nutan Khanna ... Clearance Coordinator/Researcher
Maxime Lamothe ... production assistant
Joseph A. Lemble ... Covid-19 Compliance Officer
Jonathan Meunier ... set p.a.
Eva Quintero ... Assistant Production Coordinator
Deborah Ricketts ... archive researcher
Martin Roy ... truck production assistant
Souleiman Saouli ... production assistant
Aurora Takiguchi ... production assistant
Chloé Thivierge ... production assistant
Kathy Ann Thomas ... production coordinator
Daniel Williams-Lopez ... assistant to Mr. Tooley
Sarah Wong ... Assistant Craft Service
Warner Loughlin ... acting coach (uncredited)

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Also Known As
  • Billie (United States)
  • Untitled Lee Daniels Billie Holiday Film
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