Based on the thrilling and inspirational life of an iconic American freedom fighter, 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.Shadow & Act:
2017, ‘Tony-winning’ actor and singer Cynthia Erivo was picked up to take on the role of the iconic freedom fighter Harriet Tubman in the upcoming biopic Harriet. Our anticipation of its release ever since has been growing and today, the trailer for the excellently buzzed-about film has finally arrived.
The trailer shows Erivo delivering a convincing performance as Tubman. Following the hero’s journey from escaping slavery to becoming a legendary abolitionist and freedom fighter, ‘Harriet’ brings all the action to drama and reality.
Directed by Kasi Lemmons (Eve’s Bayou), with Gregory Allen Howard as co-writer, and also starring Janelle Monáe as one of Tubman’s allies who helped prepare her for her mission back down south to lead others to freedom, the movie also stars Leslie Odom Jr., Jennifer Nettles, Joe Alwyn, Vanessa Bell Calloway, Clarke Peters, Henry Hunter Hall, Zackary Momoh, Deborah Ayorinde, Vondie Curtis-Hall, Omar Dorsey and Antonio J. Bell.
Harriet is already getting some really huge attention as being a serious Oscar contender.
The film will hit theatres on November 1. Watch the trailer below.