‘Harriet’ Trailer: Cynthia Erivo is Harriet Tubman

/Film | 7/23/2019 | Chris Evangelista
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The extraordinary life of Harriet Tubman gets the biopic treatment in Harriet, a new drama starring Cynthia Erivo as the legendary freedom fighter. Kasi Lemmons, director of Eve’s Bayou, helms the feature, which also stars Leslie Odom Jr., Janelle Monáe, Joe Alwyn, Jennifer Nettles, and Clarke Peters. From the look of the film, it’s the type of emotional drama that garners plenty of attention during awards season. Watch the Harriet trailer below.

Harriet Trailer

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The talent involved with Harriet is undeniably impressive. Cynthia Erivo is a powerhouse of an actress, and the more roles for her, the better. The same goes for Leslie Odom Jr. and Janelle Monáe. And then you have director Kasi Lemmons – someone who doesn’t make movies nearly as often as she should, back behind the camera. On top of all that you have the incredibly important story of Harriet Tubman. In short, this is going to be a film worth paying attention to.

That said, this trailer is a bit clunky. The scene where Odom Jr.’s character takes Harriet into a room and says, “Harriet, welcome...
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