Viola Davis To Play Harriet Tubman In New HBO Movie

Published: Tuesday 28th Apr 2015 by David

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‘How To Get Away With Murder‘ player Viola Davis is to portray Harriet Tubman in a new HBO movie telling the story of the visionary’s life.

Blame Ebro reports:

A new Harriet Tubman movie is set to come out on HBO, with Kirk Ellis writing, Doug Ellin producing and Steven Spielberg’s Amblin TV involved in the new project, as well.  Oscar nominee and How to Get Away With Murder’s Viola Davis has been chosen (to play Tubman) for the project.

The movie is based on a book about Tubman’s life called, Bound for the Promised Land, written by historian Kate Clifford.  The American hero was born a slave, escaped, then through the Underground Railroad, (secret passage ways through the forest and safe houses) she helped more like 300 slaves run their way to freedom in the safe North, and later fought in the Civil War on the Union’s side.

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  1. G.U.Y April 28, 2015

    if she takes that wig off she fits the role perfectly kiiiii

    • Lana Del Fan *I Can Hear The Sirens* April 28, 2015

      Sigh. When will Hollywood stop with these damn s**** movies. I won’t be watching this, and thus supporting, this crap. Django will be my last s****/black oppression. Movie.

      • Shady81 April 28, 2015

        It’s not another s**** movie it’s a biography about a black women who help pioneered the freedom of slavery Harriet and Soujoner Truth where the stepping stones to help set our African Americans free before President Abraham Lincoln ended Slavery towards the end of the 1800’s before his assassination by John Wilkes Booth if you watch the movie Lincoln and read Lincolns, Tubmans, and Truths Biographies you’ll learn something Tubman also created the underground railroad and fought against other s**** masters who tried to stop her. It’s sad kids today just don’t know there history their quick to try to quote unquote try to read a person and criticize what they do. But can’t pick up a book and read about the person the actor or actress is playing in Hollywood SMDH.

    • I STAN(D) IN LINE FOR HYDROQUINONE) April 28, 2015

      Rude

    • AnnaliseKeatingsNewWig April 28, 2015

      B*tch please! Viola slays with or without the wig, unlike your dry-headed thirsty-scalped mama who suffers from alopecia and couldn’t keep your father interested since she had no edges and no walls. Do not test me because I do know #HowToGetAwayWithMurder 😉
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    • INAMAD April 29, 2015

      Smh

  2. truth ( Meek Mills using Icki for her money honey) April 28, 2015

    Yaaaassss bish!!!!

  3. TheElusiveLamb April 28, 2015

    Yes very nice post TGJ… #PrayForBaltimore

  4. Solange, the Sponge. April 28, 2015

    Is that ciara?

    • Antonio April 28, 2015

      Ch… didn’t Solange’s last EP only peak at #175 on the Billboard 200…

      • Mark111 April 28, 2015

        *dies*

  5. Antonio April 28, 2015

    HBO is usually spot on facts in their biopics so this will be good. She’s definitely gonna snatch that Emmy

  6. I STAN(D) IN LINE FOR HYDROQUINONE) April 28, 2015

    hard to reclaim the top spot again

    • Mark111 April 28, 2015

      lol, you’re really bothered, are you? Maybe next week you’ll be #1.

  7. I STAN(D) IN LINE FOR HYDROQUINONE) April 28, 2015

    love her

  8. AnnaliseKeatingsNewWig April 28, 2015

    I am so so happy for Viola! 2015 is truly her year and she deserves as much recognition as she can get. Pure talent and natural beauty on fleek!

  9. Mark111 April 28, 2015

    This is great.

    • I STAN(D) IN LINE FOR HYDROQUINONE) April 29, 2015

      two can play dis game

  10. Mark111 April 28, 2015

    She’s a great actress and this story needs to be told about this brave woman outside of a classroom.

  11. EdisonDreams April 28, 2015

    another s**** movie??? gtfoh… when are they gona make a movie about our GREAT history before slavery???? black history did not start with slavery… they got this dark skinned c*** b**** playing all the mami roles… shes a sell out… they had this b**** playing a maid, and now a s****!!! this b**** is a sell out c***… dont let her dark skin fool you

    • Aretha Franklin April 29, 2015

      Idiot…!!! America became what it is today because of slavery before slavery america was an empty room with only the red necks

  12. Kelendria April 28, 2015

    What about whoppi

  13. King B April 28, 2015

    That cute but I can’t wait to see her on Suicide Squad #DCfanboyhere

  14. @FutureCIARA April 29, 2015

    Viola will SLAY!

    But bring me my serving of “How To Get Away With Murder” Season 2, FIRST!

  15. Anastasia Beaverhousen (aka T.I.T.S.) April 29, 2015

    Finally a movie to explain to Porsha Williams, who drove the train! This is great news!

    I think Viola Davis is a great choice to play this amazing figure in American history..

  16. You wanna love it right better then my funky money May 2, 2015

    The movie seem pretty good not too many people watch it

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