Professor Kasi Lemmons to Direct Harriet Tubman Biopic

Monday, Sep 17, 2018

Kasi Lemmons Courtesy of her Twitter

Kasi Lemmons Courtesy of her Twitter

Professor Kasi Lemmons will direct Harriet, a biopic about Harriet Tubman from Focus Features. The film is based on a script that Lemmons wrote with Gregory Allen Howard and will star Cynthia Erivo in the title role. Leslie Odom Jr., Joe Alwyn, Jennifer Nettles, and Clarke Peters will also star.

Production is set to begin in October and will follow Tubman on her 1849 escape from slavery and subsequent missions to free dozens of slaves through the Underground Railroad in the face of growing pre-Civil War adversity.

Read more at Variety