Oprah Winfrey To Star In ‘The Immortal Life Of Henrietta Lacks’ | Film News
American TV personality and Actress Oprah Winfrey will star in and executive produce a HBO film about Henrietta Lacks, a women whose cells were used to create the first immortal cell lines.
According to Deadline.com, HBO has green lighted the production. Based on the book of the same name by Rebecca Skloot, the film will follow Lacks’ “search to learn about the mother she never knew and to understand how the unauthorized harvesting of her cancerous cells in 1951 led to unprecedented medical breakthroughs, changing countless lives and the face of medicine forever.”
The story has also been the subject of the award winning documentary The Way Of All Flesh by Adam Curtis.