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[07/13/17 - 11:14 AM]
HBO Receives 111 Primetime Emmy(R) Nominations, The Most of Any Network This Year
"Westworld" received 22 nominations, tied for the most of any program, while "Veep" received 17 nominations, "Big Little Lies" received 16 nominations and "The Night Of" received 13 nominations.

[04/03/17 - 08:01 AM]
HBO Films' "The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks" Debuts April 22
Oprah Winfrey, Rose Byrne and Renée Elise Goldsberry star in the original movie.

[03/15/17 - 01:18 PM]
Video: "The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks" - Official Trailer (HBO)
Oprah Winfrey and Rose Byrne star in this adaptation of Rebecca Skloot's critically acclaimed, bestselling nonfiction book of the same name.

[02/14/17 - 10:16 AM]
HBO Confirms April 22 Debut for "The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks," Starring Oprah Winfrey and Rose Byrne
Winfrey, Alan Ball, Peter Macdissi, Carla Gardini and Lydia Dean Pilcher are the executive producers.

[01/14/17 - 09:01 AM]
HBO/Cinemax Programming Overview - Winter 2017
The company recaps its plans for the year to come and beyond.

[08/11/16 - 11:14 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, August 11
Updates include: Thomas Gibson suspended from "Criminal Minds"; Mena Suvari cast in TV Land's "American Woman"; and Osi Okerafor bound for WGN America's "Roadside Picnic."

[08/05/16 - 11:38 PM]
Development Update: Friday, August 5
Updates include: Rachel Brosnahan to lead Amazon's "The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel"; FOX orders animated pilot "Okies of Bel Air"; and Tone Bell boards Netflix's "Disjointed."

[07/28/16 - 11:37 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, July 28
Updates include: Idina Menzel to lead "Beaches" remake at Lifetime; D.J. Nash sells "Losing It" to ABC; and Megan Fox set to return to FOX's "New Girl."

[07/25/16 - 11:19 PM]
Development Update: Monday, July 25
Updates include: Alicia Silverstone to star as TV Land's "American Woman"; Joe Dinicol cast as Ragman on The CW's "Arrow"; and Samira Wiley scores role on Hulu's "The Handmaid's Tale."

[07/15/16 - 11:41 PM]
Development Update: July 14-15
Updates include: Andy Samberg, HBO reteam for "Tour de Pharmacy"; Sandrine Holt joins the cast of "MacGyver" at CBS; and Max Minghella, Ann Dowd both board Hulu's "The Handmaid's Tale."

[05/02/16 - 10:38 AM]
Oprah Winfrey to Star in HBO Films' "The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks"
The film tells the true story of Henrietta Lacks, an African-American woman whose cells were used to create the first immortal human cell line.

[05/12/10 - 05:15 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, May 12
Updates include: FOX's "Wilde Kingdom," ABC's "No Ordinary Family" latest to series orders; Tim Robbins, James Gandolfini to star in HBO's "Cinema Verite"; and FX greenlights its "Wilfred" pilot.







IMMORTAL LIFE OF HENRIETTA LACKS, THE (HBO)
BROADCAST HISTORY:
4/22/17
STATUS:
telefilm/mini-series in the can
DESCRIPTION:
(from HBO's press release, January 2017) THE IMMORTAL LIFE OF HENRIETTA LACKS: Oprah Winfrey stars in this adaptation of Rebecca Skloot's critically acclaimed, bestselling nonfiction book of the same name. The film tells the story of Henrietta Lacks, an African-American woman whose cells were used to create the first immortal human cell line. Told through the eyes of her daughter, Deborah Lacks (Winfrey), the film chronicles her search 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; Oprah Winfrey, Alan Ball, Peter Macdissi, Carla Gardini and Lydia Dean Pilcher executive produce. A Your Face Goes Here Entertainment, Harpo Films and Cine Mosaic production. Debuts in April.
PRINCIPAL CAST INFORMATION:
· Adriane Lenox as Barbara
· Byron Jennings as Dr. Victor McKusick
· Courtney B. Vance as Sir Lord Keenan Kester Cofield
· Gabriel Ebert as Dr. Christoph Lengauer
· John Beasley as Cliff
· John Benjamin Hickey as Bill Watson
· John Douglas Thompson as Lawrence
· Kyanna Simone Simpson as Young Deborah Lacks
· Leslie Uggam as Sadie
· Oprah Winfrey as Deborah Lacks
· Peter Gerety as Paul Lurz
· Reed Birney as Dr. George Gey
· Reg E. Cathey as Zakariyya
· Renee Elise Goldsberry as Henrietta Lacks
· Rocky Carroll as Sonny Lacks
· Roger Robinson as Day Lacks
· Rose Byrne as Rebecca Skloot
· Ruben Santiago-Hudson as Dr. Pattillo
CREW INFORMATION:
· Alan Ball as EP
· Carla Gardini as EP
· George C. Wolfe as WRTR/DIR
· Lydia Dean Pilcher as EP
· Oprah Winfrey as EP
· Peter Macdissi as EP
· Rebecca Skloot as BOOK/CO-EP
GENRE(S):
· based on a book
· mow
STUDIO INFORMATION:
· Cine Mosaic
· Harpo Films
· Your Face Goes Here Entertainment