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    August 19, 2016

    Oprah Winfrey and Rose Byrne to Star in Film Adaptation of The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

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    Fabulous news: HBO Films has begun shooting the film adaptation of Rebecca’s book, The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, which will star Oprah Winfrey as Henrietta’s daughter Deborah Lacks and Rose Byrne as Rebecca Skloot and Renee Elise Goldsberry as Henrietta Lacks. More casting information available here, and on the film’s IMDB page. You can follow photos and news of the making of the film on Rebecca’s Instagram feed and on her Facebook page.

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