The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

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In 2010, it was announced that a television film project based on the book was in development. Oprah Winfrey and Alan Ball were teaming together to bring the biopic to HBO.[14] HBO began production on the film in the summer of 2016. Winfrey executive-produced and starred as Deborah, the daughter of Henrietta Lacks.[15] George C. Wolfe wrote the screenplay and directed the film. Lacks' sons and granddaughter were planned to serve as consultants.[16] The film aired in 2017.

In Alex Garland's film Annihilation (2018), Natalie Portman's character is seen reading the book in one scene; her character is a geneticist and the film explores genetic mutations.

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