JANELLE MONAE JOINS CAST IN HARRIET TUBMAN BIOPIC
Janelle Monae has joined Fox Searchlight's Harriet Tubman biopic, Harriet starring actress Cynthia Erivo.
In addition to Monae and Erivo, the film will also star Leslie Odom,Jr. , Joe Alwyn, Jennifer Nettles and Clarke Peters also star. Kasi Lemmons will direct from a screenplay she co-wrote with Gregory Allen Howard.
Harriet, which is going to film in Virginia, will track Tubman's journey from escaped slave to conductor on the Underground Railroad, successfully leading dozens of slaves to freedom from the pre-Civil War era South.