Daniels in the picture for a biopic Billie Holiday

Lee Daniels, the intended director of the film about the life of jazz singer Billie Holiday. The American, known as the creator of the series, Empire, is currently negotiating about the job, report sources at Variety.

For the title role is r&b singer Andra Day, in the picture, while Lakeith Stanfeild in the race for the male lead. The film is produced by the duo Joe Roth and Jeff Kirschenbaum, Suzan-Lori Parks is busy with the scripts.

Billie Holiday is one of the most influential jazzzangeressen of all time. They knew the end of the fifties as a dark, female artist to the top to fight in a world full of wrong men, drugs and racism. In 1972 there was already a movie about her life. When played Diana Ross in the lead role.

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