Oscar-nominated actress Viola Davis is set to star as Harriet Tubman in an HBO biopic. The biopic will be based on Kate Clifford Larson’s 2003 book Bound for the Promised Land. The novel is based on Tubman and her work with the Underground Railroad.

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According to Deadline, Davis will executive-produce the project along with her husband, Julius Tennon, through their company JuVee Productions. Joining them will be Justin Falvey and Darryl Frank of Amblin TV, and Doug Ellin and Jim Lefkowitz of the Halyard Park production company.

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