Entertainment NewsViola Davis Will Play Harriet Tubman in the Upcoming HBO Biopic

Viola Davis Will Play Harriet Tubman in the Upcoming HBO Biopic

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will as Harriet Tubman in the upcoming HBO biopic.

Oscar-nominated and Award winning actress, Viola Davis is set to play Harriet Tubman in a HBO biopic based on Kate Clifford Larson's biography  Bound for the Promised Land: Harriet Tubman: Portrait of an American Hero

The will focus on Harriet Tubman's legacy of freeing slaves and a leader in the abolitionist community. Viola Davis's character will showcase Tubman's history of taking slaves through the Railroad in an effort to free them, as well as her time spent with the Union during the War.

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The air date for the has not been released and casting for other lead is still underway.

The HBO miniseries, which Variety reports is likely to film during Viola Davis' hiatus next year from , will be written by John Adams's Kirk Ellis, and produced by's Doug Ellin.

Ever since Viola Davis was nominated for an Oscar, Davis' career has been on fire. In fact, she's expected to work alongside Will Smith and Margot Robbie in the upcoming DC comic movie Suicide Squad. 

What do you guys think of Viola Davis' new project as Harriet Tubman? Share with us your thoughts in the comments below!

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