“Homeland” director Seith Mann is reportedly developing “Harriet,” a film about iconic abolitionist Harriet Tubman in the works at Macro and New Balloon.
Tubman was born into slavery, escaped in 1849 and made more than a dozen missions to rescue about seventy slaves though the Underground Railroad. She worked as a spy for the Union Army during the Civil War and campaigned for women’s suffrage.
Mann will direct from a script by Gregory Allen Howard with production beginning in early 2017. Kim Roth, Debra Martin Chase, Gregory Allen Howard, Charles D. King and Daniela Taplin Lundberg will produce.