[WATCH]: Cynthia Ervio Stars As Harriet Tubman In NEW Film 'Harriet'
It’s no $20 bill, but Harriet Tubman and her inspiring story are getting the movie they deserve. Cynthia Erivo, Leslie Odom Jr., and Janelle Monáe go back in time to retell Tubman’s journey from southern slave to free woman and freedom fighter. But it’s not enough for Harriet Tubman just to be free. She wants to kill the “monster called slavery,” one dangerous escape at a time. Yes, this is fifth-grade U.S. history, but it’s a story we should never stop telling. Even if that means actors like Joe Alwyn have to wear ridiculous wigs like this to play slave owners. On top of everything, he’s out here looking like a circus ringmaster and expecting Harriet to respect him? She defies the law and all odds in Harriet, out November 1.