There's A Harriet Tubman Biopic In The Works
Historical figure and abolitionist Harriet Tubman's life will be immortalized on the silver screen,
Historical figure Harriet Tubman's life will be immortalized on the silver screen, Deadline reports. A biopic tentatively titled Harriet is currently in development that'll focus on the rise of the abolitionist, with producer Charles D. King and Homeland director Seith Mann.
Tubman was celebrated as a pivotal being in freeing a countless number of slaves, and pioneered the Underground Railroad as a route to freedom. She also stood on the front lines to demand a woman's right to vote.
Just last year, talks surfaced of placing a spotlight on Tubman's life when actress Viola Davis announced that she's adapting the book by Kate Clifford Larson, "Bound for the Promised Land: Harriet Tubman: Portrait of an American Hero," to premiere on HBO.
In April, news broke that the U.S. Treasury will replace Andrew Jackson's face on the $20 bill with Tubman's. According to several officials, 2020 might be the year where we'll see the country's new currency.