Focus Features has released the official trailer for Harriet and I am so freakin’ excited about this movie. Cynthia Erivo is poetry in motion and I know she is going to bring all of that Broadway flair to the big screen as the unstoppable Harriet Tubman.
Based on the thrilling and inspirational life of an iconic American freedom fighter, Harriet tells the extraordinary tale of Tubman’s escape from slavery and transformation into one of America’s greatest heroes. Her courage, ingenuity, and tenacity freed hundreds of slaves and changed the course of history.
Joining Cynthia on this fantastic ride is another favorite of mine, Leslie Odom as well as Janelle Monáe, Joe Alwyn, Jennifer Nettles and Clarke Peters. Harriet is produced by Deborah Martin Chase and directed by Kasi Lemmons.