Virginia – Janelle Monáe is reportedly becoming a member of the solid of Focus Features’ Harriet, a brand new biopic chronicling the lifetime of Harriet Tubman.

According to Variety, the Grammy Award-nominated singer will star alongside the likes of Leslie Odom Jr, Joe Alwyn, Jennifer Nettles, Clarke Peters and Vanessa Bell Calloway. Actress Cynthia Erivo will star because the heroic abolitionist.

The upcoming film is being directed by Kasi Lemmons and follows the activist on her escape from slavery and her subsequent efforts to assist dozens extra slaves obtain freedom.

Harriet, which is because of start filming in Virginia later this month, can be Monaé’s newest movie since starring in 2016’s Hidden Figures and Moonlight.

On the music entrance, Monáe just lately launched her third studio album, Dirty Computer again in April. 

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