Harriet Tubman finally got the biopic treatment that's been long overdue thanks to the upcoming film,Harriet. Moviegoers now have a trailer for the eagerly anticipated movie. The Focus Features film starring Janelle Monáe,Hamilton's Leslie Odom Jr. and Cynthia Erivo as Harriet Tubman is already getting early Oscar buzz, especially for Erivo.
The film follows Harriet Tubman's daring escape from the slave South to Philadelphia and her subsequent return trips to the South where she rescued her family and other slaves on what came to be known as the Underground Railroad. It also shows her involvement in the early days of the Civil War as a member of the Union Army. Tubman was the first woman to lead an armed expedition in the war, freeing 700 slaves in the raid of Combahee Ferry.
It almost looks like an action film...a female "D'Jango" if you will. Are you interested in going to see it? Check out the trailer below