The African entertainer Cynthia Erivo is to portray the human rights hero Harriet Tubman.
Good news below..
Production kicks off in October and will see Cynthia play the abolitionist with help from producers Daniela Taplin Lundberg, Josh McLaughlin and Debra Martin Chase and co-stars Leslie Odom Jr., Joe Alwyn, Jennifer Nettles, and Clarke Peters!
Focus Features chairman Peter Kujawski and the movie’s producers beamed…
This is the story of a seemingly powerless woman who accomplished the extraordinary to save her loved ones, and in the process became a leader of and inspiration for her people. While Harriet Tubman is a household name, most people don’t know the breadth of her story – not only was she a conductor on the Underground Railroad, but she was a spy for the Union army and remains one of the few women to have led an armed expedition in US history. Tubman’s courageous life and the scope of her bravery is truly made to be told on the big screen.
A due date is yet to be set.