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Janelle Monae will be lending her acting skills to the upcoming Harriett Tubman biopic.

Focus Films announced last week that the singer has joined the cast of Harriett, with Cynthia Erivo who will portrays the abolitionist and political activist.

No word yet on Monae’s role, but the biopic will tell the story of Harriett Tubman.  Known as the Moses of her people, Tubman escaped from slavery and freed dozens of slaves through the Underground Railroad.  Tubman was also known as the Moses of her people.

The cast also includes Vanessa Bell Calloway, Vondie Curtis- Hall, Zackary Momoh, and Deborah Ayorinde.

Harriett, was written by Kasi Lemmons and is being produced by Debra Martin Chase.  

A release date for Harriet has yet to be announced. Filming begins later this month in Virginia, according to EW.

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