NEW YORK, NY — (07-25-19) — Congratulations are in order as the official trailer for ‘Harriet’, starring Cynthia Erivo, Janelle Monáe, Joe Alwyn and Jennifer Nettles debuts with 8 million views in less than 24 hours of release.

Based on the story of iconic freedom fighter Harriet Tubman, her escape from slavery and subsequent missions to free dozens of slaves through the Underground Railroad in the face of growing pre-Civil War adversity.

Harriet (2019) Official Trailer - Focus Features

Harriet (2019) Official Trailer – Focus Features

'HARRIET' Trailer - Cynthia Erivo -Focus Features

‘HARRIET’ Trailer – Cynthia Erivo -Focus Features

Cynthia Erivo Stunning Performance in Harriet (2019)

“Based on the thrilling and inspirational life of an iconic American freedom fighter, Harriet tells the extraordinary tale of Harriet Tubman’s escape from slavery and transformation into one of America’s greatest heroes. Her courage, ingenuity, and tenacity freed hundreds of slaves and changed the course of history.”

genres: Biography | Drama | History

Directed by: Kasi Lemmons

Cinematography by: Terence Blanchard

Film Editing by: Wyatt Smith

Produced by: Debra Martin Chase | Gregory Allen | Daniela Taplin

Production co: Martin Chase Productions | New Balloon

Distributed by: Focus Features (USA) (Theatrical)

Distributed by: Universal International Pictures (UIP) (2020)

Country: USA

Language: English

Release date: November 1, 2019

Copyright © 2019 Focus Features

Article by: Michael “The Sizzler” Jacobs, Staff Writer

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