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.”