Viola Davis Set To Play Harriet Tubman In HBO Movie

Jake Dimmock
Jake Dimmock

Oscar-nominated actress Viola Davis just landed the role of a lifetime as she prepares to play the iconic civil rights activist and leader of the Underground Railroad, Harriet Tubman. 

Via: Deadline

HBO Films has teamed with writer Kirk Ellis, producer Doug Ellin and Steven Spielberg’s Amblin TV for a project about Harriet Tubman, with Oscar nominee Viola Davis set to portray the famous abolitionist.

Based on the biography Bound For The Promised Land by historian Kate Clifford Larson, the film, now in development, tells the story of American hero Tubman. Born a slave, she escaped and, via an intricate escape network of secret routes and safe houses known as the Underground Railroad, she led more than 300 slaves to freedom in the North and later fought with the Union during the Civil War.

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We can’t wait to see Viola Davis kill this role!