Oprah Winfrey stars in the upcoming film about a Black woman whose cells were used without her consent

Oprah Winfrey stars in the upcoming film about a Black woman whose cells were used without her consent

HBO wants you to add another must-see film to your list: The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks. The film, which is produced by and stars media mogul Oprah Winfrey, is based on the best selling book about a Black women whose cells were taken without her consent and used to develop a slew medical breakthroughs, like the polio vaccine, gene mapping, cloning, and in vitro fertilization.

The film adaptation of Rebecca Skloot’s nonfiction tome will be told from her daughter Deborah’s perspective, and will chronicle Deborah’s “search to learn about the mother she never knew and understand how the unauthorized harvesting of Lacks’ cancerous cells in 1951 led to unprecedented medical breakthroughs, changing countless lives and the face of medicine forever.”

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