You will be redirected back to your article in seconds
Back to IndieWire

Viola Davis Developing and Planning to Star in Harriet Tubman Movie for HBO

Viola Davis Developing and Planning to Star in Harriet Tubman Movie for HBO

One of the most important women in American history might finally have a movie made about her life. 

Viola Davis is developing and planning on starring in a HBO movie about Harriet Tubman. The untitled project, which hasn’t yet received a greenlight from the premium cable network, would be based on Kate Clifford Larson’s biography “Bound for the Promised Land: Harriet Tubman: Portrait of an American Hero.”

Davis is executive-producing the film alongside her husband Julius Tennon. 

Tubman helped hundreds of African-Americans escape slavery through the Underground Railroad. If approved, this would be the first(!) feature about the abolitionist. (Do the right thing, HBO!) Previously, a 1978 miniseries, “A Woman Called Moses,” was devoted to Tubman, as well as a 1992 half-hour TV short called “The Quest for Freedom.”

[via Variety]

This Article is related to: News and tagged ,