There’s A Harriet Tubman Biopic In The Works
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.