Oprah Winfrey, Rose Byrne, and Hamilton Tony winner Renée Elise Goldsberry star in HBO's The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, which will make its debut on the cable network April 22 at 8 PM ET. A trailer for the film, which is adapted from Rebecca Skloot’s best-selling nonfiction book of the same name, can be viewed above.
The film, according to HBO, tells the story of "Henrietta Lacks (Goldsberry), an African-American woman whose cells were used without her consent to create the first immortal human cell line. Told through the eyes of her daughter, Deborah Lacks (Winfrey), the film chronicles her search, along with journalist Rebecca Skloot (Byrne), 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."
George C. Wolfe directs from his screenplay. The executive producers are Winfrey, Alan Ball, Peter Macdissi, Carla Gardini, and Lydia Dean Pilcher.