HBO To Premiere Jessica Lange Movie ‘The Great Lillian Hall’ Ahead Of Emmy Cutoff

HBO Films has acquired The Great Lillian Hall, starring Jessica Lange, for premiere on Friday, May 31, the eve of the June 1 Emmy eligibility cutoff date. The film will air on HBO at 8 pm ET/PT and will stream on Max.

Per the logline: As beloved Broadway star Lillian Hall (Lange) pours her heart, soul, and time into preparing for her next big role, she finds herself blindsided by confusion and forgetfulness. Battling against all odds to make it to opening night, while holding on to her fading memories and identity, she must navigate a tumultuous emotional journey – balancing her desire for the spotlight and the stark demands of the real world.

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In addition to Lange, the cast includes Kathy Bates, Lily Rabe, Jesse Williams, and Pierce Brosnan.

The Great Lillian Hall is directed by Michael Cristofer; written by Elisabeth Seldes Annacone; produced by Bruce Cohen, Steven Rogers, Scott Thigpen, and Marie Halliday; executive produced by Tom Cappello, Jessica Lange, Kathy Bates, Michael Cristofer, and Alex Platis; co-produced by George Scarles and Jessica Fox-Thigpen.

The three-time Emmy and two-time Oscar-winning Lange is nominated for a 2024 Tony for Best Actress in a Leading Role in a Play for her performance in Mother Play. The role marks Lange’s first Broadway appearance since her Tony-winning performance in 2016’s Long Day’s Journey Into Night.


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