Last summer, we got news of HBO picking up the nonfiction bestseller written by Rebecca Skloot, The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks. Starring Oprah Winfrey and Rose Byrne the film is slated to debut Saturday, April 22, at 8 p.m. EST.
The film will chronicle the investigation behind Henrietta Lacks, an African American tobacco farmer who’s cells known as HeLa, were used to created the first “immortal” human cell line unbeknownst to her or her family. Led by Skloot and Lacks’ daughter, Deborah Lacks, the two connect in finding out how the misuse of her cells ultimately changed the medical field forever. Mark your calendars and stay tuned for more info.