Janelle Monae Joins Harriet Tubman Biopic

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Janelle Monae is becoming a member of Cynthia Erivo in Fox Searchlight's Harriet Tubman biopic, Harriet.

Harriet, which can movie in Virginia, will monitor Tubman's journey from escaped slave to conductor on the Underground Railroad, efficiently main dozens of slaves to freedom from the pre-Civil War period South.

Leslie Odom Jr., Joe Alwyn, Jennifer Nettles and Clarke Peters additionally star. Kasi Lemmons will direct from a screenplay she co-wrote with Gregory Allen Howard. Howard, Debra Martin Chase with Martin Chase Productions, and Daniela Taplin Lundberg with Stay Gold Features will produce.

Focus Features president of manufacturing Josh McLaughlin will oversee for the studio.

Monae, who's repped by WME, will subsequent be seen in Robert Zemeckis' Welcome to Marwen.

This article was initially revealed by The Hollywood Reporter.