Singer Cynthia Erivo, famous for her role as Celie in The Color Purple and for her amazing voice, is set to take on the role of the iconic Harriet Tubman in an upcoming biopic entitled Harriet. Producers are Charles D. King’s through his Macro company, Debra Martin Chase, Daniela Taplin Lundberg, Kim Roth and Gregory Allen Howard. Macro, New Balloon and Stay Gold Features are financing.
Seith Mann is directing from Howard’s script. The film will the portray the life of Tubman as slave, abolitionist, Underground Railroad conductor, nurse, spy and warrior. Producers plan to begin shooting later this year.
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