Director: Kasi Lemmons | Writers: Gregory Allen Howard, Kasi Lemmons
Cast: Janelle Monae (Marie), Cynthia Erivo (Harriet Tubman), Joe Alwyn, Clarke Peters, Vondie Curtis-Hall, Leslie Odom Jr. (William Still), Pete Burris (Lawman), Mitchell Hoog (Vince), Claire Bronson (Rachel Garrett)
Release Date: November 1, 2019
Plot Synopsis: Based on the story of iconic freedom fighter Harriet Tubman, her escape from slavery and subsequent missions to free dozens of slaves through the Underground Railroad in the face of growing pre-Civil War adversity. -via IMDB
1st Impression: The story of abolitionist Harriet Tubman has finally made it to the big screen after years of rumors and speculation. The trailer captured various facets of Harriet's life including her escape from slavery and of course her involvement in Underground Railroad where she helped lead hundreds of slaves to freedom.
I was not familiar with Cynthia Erivo's work prior to this trailer but she has a commanding presence and her chemistry with Leslie Odom Jr. in the trailer was solid. I look forward to seeing Harriet and hope that Hollywood does her story justice.
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