Focus Features has released the official trailer for the upcoming historical biopic drama Harriet, starring Tony winner Cynthia Erivo (Widows) as the titular American icon. The film will hit theaters on November 1. Check out the video below!
Based on the story of iconic freedom fighter Harriet Tubman, Harriet tells the extraordinary tale of Harriet Tubman’s escape from slavery and transformation into one of America’s greatest heroes. Her courage, ingenuity, and tenacity freed hundreds of slaves and changed the course of history.
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The film, which will be directed by Kasi Lemmons (Eve’s Bayou) and co-written by Lemmons and Gregory Allen Howard (Remember the Titans), will also feature an ensemble cast that includes Leslie Odom Jr. (Hamilton, Murder on the Orient Express), Joe Alwyn (Boy Erased, The Favourite, Mary Queen of Scots), Janelle Monáe (Hidden Figures), Grammy Award-winner Jennifer Nettles and Clarke Peters (Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri). Vanessa Bell Calloway (Shameless), who will play Tubman’s mother; Zackary Momoh (Seven Seconds), who will play Tubman’s husband; and Deborah Ayorinde (True Detective) and Vondie Curtis-Hall (Marvel’s Daredevil) also star.
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Harriet was produced by Debra Martin Chase, Daniela Taplin Lundberg, and Gregory Allen Howard.