‘Harriet’ Screenwriter Says A Hollywood Exec Wanted Julia Roberts To Play Harriet Tubman

Have you ever before reviewed something so ludicrous that you understand it needs to be phony? Well, remarkably this is not one of those. A Hollywood workshop exec as soon as recommended white starlet Julia Roberts play renowned activist #HarrietTubman in a biopic. This discovery originated from “Harriet” film writer Gregory Allen Howard, the Hollywood Reporter records.

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In a current meeting, Howard was inquired about the manufacturing background of the flick that was a long period of time planned, “Harriet. Howard claimed it was his very first Hollywood project which it had actually remained in growth for around 26 years. 

“I wanted to turn Harriet Tubman’s life, which I’d studied in college, into an action-adventure movie. The climate in Hollywood, however, was very different back then. I was told how one studio head said in a meeting, ‘This script is fantastic. Let’s get Julia Roberts to play Harriet Tubman.’”

Howard included that when a person mentioned to the exec that Roberts, actually, can not be Harriet, the exec supposedly reacted by stating, “It was so long ago. No one is going to know the difference.”

And the good news is, the workshop recognized much better than to pay attention to that individual. Howard claimed that the manufacturing of Harriet was really aided by the current success of Black movies and also attributes with Black styles and also stars.

“Two movies actually transformed the environment in Hollywood to permit ‘Harriet’ to be made. When ‘12 Years a Slave’ came to be a hit and also did a pair hundred million bucks worldwide, I informed my representative, ‘You can’t state this kind of tale won’t earn money currently.’ Then Black Panther really blew the doors open,” Howard claimed.

“Harriet” celebrities British starlet Cynthia Erivo as Harriet Tubman and also informs her tale concerning exactly how she saved individuals birthed right into enslavement making use of the Underground Railroad.

The movie likewise stars Janelle Monae, Leslie Odom Jr., Joe Alwyn, Clarke Peters and also Vanessa Bell Calloway. 

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