Tubman is an American hero who escaped the shackles of slavery and subsequently helped free others from servitude through a channel of safe houses and secret routes known as the Underground Railroad. She also served a spy for the Union during the Civil War and fought for women’s right to vote.
Erivo starred in the Broadway production of The Color Purple, which earned her a Tony for leading actress. On the film side, Erivo appeared in the Steven McQueen-directed thriller Widows, opposite Viola Davis.
Studio: Focus Features, Universal Pictures
Director: Kasi Lemmons
Producers: Debra Martin Chase, Daniela Taplin Lundberg, Gregory Allen Howard
Screenwriters: Kasi Lemmons, Gregory Allen Howard
Starring: Cynthia Erivo, Leslie Odom Jr., Joe Alwyn, Jennifer Nettles, Clarke Peters, Vanessa Bell Calloway, Zackary Momoh, Deborah Ayorinde, Vondie Curtis-Hall, Janelle Monae