The official trailer for HBO's The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks is here. Based on Rebecca Skloot's bestselling nonfiction book, the television adaptation is certain to be compelling. Henrietta Lacks passed away in 1951 from cancer, and her story spread after Skloot's book tracked the unauthorized use of Lacks' cells to fuel unprecedented scientific discoveries.
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks stars Oprah Winfrey as Lacks' daughter, Deborah, who knew little about her mother; and Rose Byrne as the author, Skloot, who explains in the film: "Scientists had been trying to get cells to grow outside of the human body, but they would always die-until Henrietta's cells came along." Winfrey was also an executive producer on the film.
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks is out on April 22 on HBO.
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