Cynthia Erivo has been forged in Focus Options upcoming new movie Harriet about abolitionist chief Harriet Tubman, Deadline experiences.
Manufacturing for the movie begins subsequent month in Virginia and, in response to Deadline:
“Harriet follows Tubman’s escape from slavery and subsequent missions to free dozens of slaves via the Underground Railroad in the face of rising pre-Civil Warfare adversity.”
Erivo, who’s already a Tony, Emmy and Grammy Award-winner, will likely be joined by Hamilton’s Leslie Odom Jr., Joe Alwyns and Sugarland singer Jennifer Nettles.
“That is the story of a seemingly powerless girl who achieved the extraordinary to save lots of her family members, and in the method turned a frontrunner of and inspiration for her individuals,” producers Debra Martin Chase and Daniela Taplin Lundberg instructed Deadline. “Whereas Harriet Tubman is a family title, most individuals don’t know the breadth of her story – not solely was she a conductor on the Underground Railroad, however she was a spy for the Union military and stays one of many few girls to have led an armed expedition in U.S. historical past.”
Erivo will seem subsequent to Viola Davis in the Steve McQueen movie Widows.