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Viola Davis Developing and Planning to Star in Harriet Tubman Movie for HBO

28 April 2015 8:40 AM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

One of the most important women in American history might finally have a movie made about her life.  Viola Davis is developing and planning on starring in a HBO movie about Harriet Tubman. The untitled project, which hasn't yet received a greenlight from the premium cable network, would be based on Kate Clifford Larson's biography "Bound for the Promised Land: Harriet Tubman: Portrait of an American Hero." Davis is executive-producing the film alongside her husband Julius Tennon.  Tubman helped hundreds of African-Americans escape slavery through the Underground Railroad. If approved, this would be the first(!) feature about the abolitionist. (Do the right thing, HBO!) Previously, a 1978 miniseries, "A Woman Called Moses," was devoted to Tubman, as well as a 1992 half-hour TV short called "The Quest for Freedom." [via Variety]

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Viola Davis Is Developing a Harriet Tubman Biopic for HBO (She Will Star & Produce)

28 April 2015 7:52 AM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

Viola Davis will star in, produce and exec produce a biopic on the life of Harriet Tubman, for HBO. The project, in early development, is the 3rd in a line of recently announced Tubman-related projects - including Wgn America's upcoming Underground Railroad-centered series titled "Underground," and Russell Simmons' own Tubman project, which he said he was developing, 2 years ago (no word on whether it's still in the works. I should mention the 1978 TV miniseries, "A Woman Called Moses," which was based on the life of Harriet Tubman, the escaped slave who helped to organize the Underground Railroad, and who led dozens of African Americans from enslavement in the Southern United States, to freedom in the Northern states, and Canada. Narrated by Orson Welles, the production was broadcast on NBC on December 11 and 12, 1978. Tubman was portrayed by Cicely Tyson. Generally well-received, it won a WGA award. Davis' Tubman film will be based on the 2004 book, »

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Viola Davis Is Developing a Harriet Tubman Biopic for HBO (She Will Star & Produce)

28 April 2015 7:52 AM, PDT | ShadowAndAct | See recent ShadowAndAct news »

Viola Davis will star in, produce and exec produce a biopic on the life of Harriet Tubman, for HBO. The project, in early development, is the 3rd in a line of recently announced Tubman-related projects - including Wgn America's upcoming Underground Railroad-centered series titled "Underground," and Russell Simmons' own Tubman project, which he said he was developing, 2 years ago (no word on whether it's still in the works. I should mention the 1978 TV miniseries, "A Woman Called Moses," which was based on the life of Harriet Tubman, the escaped slave who helped to organize the Underground Railroad, and who led dozens of African Americans from enslavement in the »

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