Posted by | Ray Cornelius

Check out these first look images of Tony Award-winning Broadway star Cynthia Erivo as the iconic Harriet Tubman in the new Focus Features film Harriet. It arrives in theaters later on this year.

As previously reported, Harriet follows Tubman on 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.

It also stars Leslie Odom Jr.Joe AlwynJennifer Nettles and Clarke Peters.  The screenplay was co-written by Kasi Lemmons and Gregory Allen Howard.

Look for Cynthia to also star in Chaos Walking and Needle in a Timestack.

Photo Credits: Playbill.com

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