Viola Davis To Executive Produce And Star In HBO’s Harriet Tubman Telepic

BEVERLY HILLS, CA - MARCH 21:  Actress Viola Davis arrives at the 26th Annual GLAAD Media Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, California.  (Photo by Barry King/Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA – MARCH 21: Actress Viola Davis arrives at the 26th Annual GLAAD Media Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Barry King/Getty Images)

In an article released Monday by Variety it was noted that Oscar-nominated actress Viola Davis will play Harriet Tubman in an HBO Films and Amblin TV production. The untitled project will be based on the book Bound for the Promised Land: Harriet Tubman: Portrait of an American Hero, which was written by Kate Clifford Larson.

If the project is approved for production, it will mark the second historical role Davis has been linked to. The actress has also been actively developing a feature film based on the life of Barbara Jordon, an iconic Civil Rights leader and ground-breaking congresswoman.

 

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