Janelle Monáe has shown no signs of slowing down in Hollywood as the singer-songwriter and actress will join the cast of Harriet, a biopic that tells the story of Harriet Tubman’s journey from escaped slave to a conductor on the Underground Railroad, successfully leading dozens of slaves to freedom before the Civil War. She was also a nurse, a Union spy, and a women’s suffrage supporter. Tubman is one of the most recognized icons in American history and her legacy has inspired countless people from every race and background.
The Moonlight and Hidden Figures actress joins Hamilton actor Leslie Odom Jr., Joe Alwyn, Jennifer Nettles, Clarke Petersand and Tony Award-winner Cynthia Erivo, who is set to play Tubman.
It is unclear what role Janelle Monáe will play in the upcoming film or when we can expect its release. However, until then, Janelle can be seen in Robert Zemeckis’ Welcome to Marwen, which hits theaters Dec 21.