Based on the thrilling and inspirational life of the iconic American freedom fighter, Focus Features has released the first trailer of Harriet. The feature film tells the extraordinary tale of Harriet Tubman‘s (played by Cynthia Erivo) 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.
Directed by Kasi Lemmons the film illustrates the power of GOD working through Harriet Tubman as she treks through nearly 100 miles of secret passageways to get to freedom – singlehandedly rescuing more than 70 slaves over 19 faith-fueled expeditions. The film also stars Leslie Odom Jr., Janelle Monáe, and Joe Alwyn.
Check out the trailer below. Harriet hits theaters November 1.