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Harriet screenwriter says a studio head once wanted Julia Roberts to play Harriet Tubman

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Harriet screenwriter says a studio head once wanted Julia Roberts to play Harriet Tubman
Producer and screenwriter Gregory Allen Howard has been trying to make a movie about Harriet Tubman for 25 years, going all the way back to his first days in the entertainment industry. That project, director Kasi Lemmons’ Harriet, has now finally been finished, but as Howard explains in an L.A. Times piece and an essay for Focus Features’ website, the reason it took that long is because Hollywood simply wasn’t ready for a movie about Harriet Tubman that treats her more like an “action figure” than a “history lesson.” Also, as reflected in one stunning anecdote from Howard’s journey to...
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