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A movie about iconic abolitionist Harriet Tubman is in development from “Homeland” director Seith Mann.

The project has a working title of “Harriet.”

Tubman was born into slavery, escaped in 1849 and made more than a dozen missions to rescue about 70 slaves though the Underground Railroad. She served as a spy for the Union Army during the Civil War and campaigned for women’s suffrage.

The U.S. Treasury announced last month that Tubman will replace Andrew Jackson on the $20 bill in 2020.

Mann will direct from a script by Gregory Allen Howard. Production is expected to begin in early 2017 with Macro and New Balloon co-financing

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source: BCNN1.com

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