Lee Daniels in talks to direct Billie Holiday Movie. Ok if anybody can do justice to a biography type movie, it’s Lee Daniels. After he got critical acclaim for directing the movie Precious, starring Gabrourey Sidibe, and MoNique who won a Oscar for her portrayal as Precious abusive mother, Lee has not slowed down. Billie Holiday was a Jazz Icon, who struggled with drugs and alcohol and died at the age of 44. Diana Ross potrayed her beautifully in 1972 in the hit movie Lady Sings The Blues. Singer Andra Day is being considered in the lead role.