HBO’s film adaptation of Rebecca Skloot’s book, The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, starring Oprah Winfrey as Deborah Lacks, Renee Elise Goldsberry as Henrietta Lacks, and Rose Byrne as Rebecca Skloot premiered on HBO in 2017. It is available to watch on HBO or via online streaming on HBO Now, where anyone can watch it for free by signing up for a free 30 day trial. The film is also available for rent or purchase on iTunes, Amazon, and elsewhere.
Videos: Behind the Scenes, Interviews & More
Selected Print and Radio Press
- New York Times Magazine, “Rebecca Skloot Feels Indebted to Henrietta Lacks“, April 19, 2017
- O: The Oprah Magazine,”A conversation with Rebecca Skloot and Jeri Lacks, Henrietta Lacks’s granddaughter, about her stirring story’s leap from page to screen,” April 16, 2017.
- CNN, “Henrietta Lacks: Her cells, her legacy“, on the continuing impact Henrietta’s family is having on the world through their public speaking, activism, and work sharing the legacies of Henrietta and Deborah Lacks. April 21, 2017
- O: The Oprah Magazine, “Behind the Scenes of The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks“, April 16, 2017