A biography of abolitionist Harriet Tubman has been in the works for several years and for good reason. It’s one of several stories from America’s history that is both incredible and inspiring. We’re finally getting one just in time for an already crowded Awards Season.
The first trailer for “Harriet” has dropped and it looks to be covering a lot of intriguing ground. It starts with Tubman’s escape from slavery before showing the organization of the Underground Railroad and the daring rescue missions to lead slaves to freedom. Cynthia Erivo is an exciting choice to play Tubman but no one else in the cast really captures your attention. Still there is potential here for a really good biopic. Hopefully it won’t have Hollywood’s fingerprints all over it.
“Harriet” releases November 1st. Check out the trailer below and let me know if you’ll be seeing it or taking a pass.