A biography on Harriet Tubman has been in works for years and with different actresses that includes Viola Davis, who is rumored to star in the movie. Back in February 2017, Erivo and most of the cast had joined. The photography of the movie started in Virginia in October 2018.
Harriet Tubman Movie Release
The world premiere of the movie was at the Toronto International Film Festival on September 10, 2019. The movie is going to be released theatrically in the United States on November 1, 2019. The movie received mixed reviews from the critics, who did praise Ervico’s performance.
The movie is based on the life of abolitionist Harriet Tubman. She escaped the life of slavery, and she led hundreds of enslaved people to freedom on the Underground Railroad
Harriet Tubman Cast—
The cast of the movie did outstanding work, and they have earned a lot of plaudits. Ervico’s performance in the movie was praised a lot. Here is the cast of Harriet Tubman in full—
Cynthia Erivo as Harriet Tubman
Leslie Odom Jr. as William Still, who is a writer and abolitionist
Joe Alwyn as Gideon Brodess, Harriet’s slave owner
Janelle Monáe as Marie Buchanon, who is a friend of Tubman
Jennifer Nettles as Eliza
Vanessa Bell Calloway
Clarke Peters as Ben Ross, Harriet’s father
Henry Hunter Hall as Walter, a slave tracker
Zackary Momoh as John Tubman, Harriet’s husband
Mitchell Hoog as Vince
Vondie Curtis-Hall as Reverend Samuel Green
Tory Kittles as Frederick Douglass
Joseph Lee Anderson as Robert Ross
Antonio J. Bell as Henry Ross
Willie Raysor as Abraham.
The movie has a rating of 59% on Rotten Tomatoes based on 32 reviews with an average of 5.92/10. The movie was rebuked by the critics for its “formulaic approach.” On Metacritic, the movie has a rating of 63 out of 100, based on 11 critics. It will be interesting what the audience will feel about the movie when it comes out.