Harriet Tubman Film in the Works

Here's something to lift your spirit. Iconic abolitionist, suffragist and future $20 bill resident (bye Andrew!) Harriet Tubman will be getting the feature film treatment. A biopic entitled Harriet is in the works, with Charles D. King serving as producer and Seith Mann (Homeland, The Wire) signed on as director.

While Harriet will be the first big-screen chronicling of Tubman's extraordinary life, her story has been told on TV, with Cicely Tyson playing her in the 1978 miniseries A Woman Called Moses, and Viola Davis' upcoming portrayal based on Kate Clifford Larson's book Bound for the Promised Land: Harriet Tubman: Portrait of an American Hero, set to air on HBO.

Production is set to begin early next year. Read more about Harriet HERE.