11.20.2019

Studio exec suggested Julia Roberts play Harriet Tubman

Studio exec suggested Julia Roberts play Harriet Tubman (Julia Roberts, left, and Harriet Tubman. Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP; Library of Congress)

Screenwriter Gregory Allen Howard has tried to make the story of Harriet Tubman for more than two decades.

Recently, Howard shared a story of how a studio executive had an idea who should play the iconic woman, a slave turned abolitionist who led hundreds of slaves to freedom throughout the Civil War -- Julia Roberts, Entertainment Weekly and CNN reported.

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