The Movie

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.



Rebecca has been sharing many exciting photos related to the film version of The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks on her Facebook page. See below for a sampling of those photos and follower her on Facebook and Instagram for more.

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