Harriet is an upcoming American biographical movie directed by Kasi Lemmons, who wrote the screenplay with Gregory Allen Howard, about slave-turned-abolitionist Harriet Tubman. It stars Cynthia Erivo as Tubman, with Leslie Odom Jr., Joe Alwyn, Jennifer Nettlesand Janelle Monáe in supporting roles.
The movie may have its world premiere on the Toronto International Film Festival in September 2019, and is scheduled to be theatrically launched in the United States on November 1, 2019, by Focus Features.
This movie bis an extraordinary tale of Harriet Tubman’s escape from slavery and transformation into one of America’s greatest heroes, whose courage, ingenuity, and tenacity freed hundreds of slaves and changed the course of history.
- Cynthia Erivo as Harriet Tubman
- Leslie Odom Jr. as William Still, an eventual ally of Tubman on the Underground Railroad
- Jennifer Nettles
- Joe Alwyn as Edward Brodess, Harriet’s slave owner
- Janelle Monáe as Marie
- Vanessa Bell Calloway
- Clarke Peters
- Henry Hunter Hall as Walter, a tracker
- Zackary Momoh
- Deborah Ayorinde
- Vondie Curtis-Hall
- Omar Dorsey
- Tory Kittles
- Tim Guinee
- Antonio J. Bell
- Willie Raysor
This film is scheduled to be released on November 1, 2019.