Focus Features Moving Forward With Harriet Tubman Pic Starring Cynthia Erivo

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Focus Features Moving Forward With Harriet Tubman Pic Starring Cynthia Erivo
Focus Features chairman Peter Kujawski announced today that Focus has set production on Harriet, a new feature chronicling the life of heroic abolitionist Harriet Tubman. Tubman will be played by Tony, Emmy and Grammy Award-winner Cynthia Erivo, and the cast includes fellow Tony Award®-winner and Grammy Award®-winner Leslie Odom Jr., Joe Alwyn, multiple Grammy Award®-winner Jennifer Nettles, and Clarke Peters. Awarding winning director Kasi Lemmons (Eve’s Bayou) will direct a screenplay she co-wrote with Gregory Allen Howard. Debra Martin Chase with Martin Chase Productions, Daniela Taplin Lundberg with Stay Gold Features and Gregory Allen Howard will produce. They
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