It was celebration galore when British-Nigerian actress, Cynthia Erivo landed a role to play famous abolitionist Harriet Tubman in a biopic titled, Harriet.
Cynthia is known for her powerful roles in movies and they have earned her a Tony and Grammy awards.
The first two photos from the movie have been released and they are increasing the anticipation of people to see the movie.
Harriet follows the life of Harriet Tubman, a famous American slave turned abolitionist. After escaping from slavery, Harriet subsequently made some missions to rescue other enslaved people, family and friends, using the network of antislavery activists and safe houses known as the Underground Railroad.
During the American Civil War, she served as an armed scout and spied for the United States Army. In her later years, she became an activist in the struggle for women’s suffrage.
The movie will be released this year, although, the an official date has yet to be announced.
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