A biopic devoted to the life and legacy of the great Harriet Tubman is in the works.
According to a release, the former slave and “conductor” of the Underground Railroad is set to be the subject of an upcoming feature film called Harriet.
The film will explore the epic adventures of the American icon in her role as a slave, abolitionist, Unverground Railroad conductor, nurse, spy and warrior and will begin production in early 2017.
News of another biopic of her prolific life comes a few weeks after Tubman was announced to be the new face of the $20 bill.
Charles D. King and Homeland and The Breaks‘ Seith Mann are set to direct the project with a script from Gregory Allen Howard along with production from Debra Martin Chase and Daniela Taplin Lundberg.
King founded MACRO, an innovative media asset holding company in 2015, which is financing the project and is the first and only African American to rise from the mailroom to partner of the WME in its 118-year history.
Tubman was born in 1820 helped dozens of slaves escape to freedom with the help of fellow abolitionists, served as a spy for the Union and fought for a woman’s right to vote until her death in 1913.
Who could you see on the big screen portraying the woman they called “Moses?”
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