Cynthia Erivo and Janelle Monáe Join Forces in Harriet Tubman Biopic Trailer

Do we smell Oscars?

The first preview for the upcoming Harriet Tubman biopic, shockingly titled Harriet, dropped today, and it looks like stars Cynthia Erivo and Janelle Monáe better start picking out what they’re gonna wear to next year’s Oscars.

Harriet chronicles Tubman’s journey from escaped slave to a conductor on the Underground Railroad who successfully guided dozens of enslaved people to freedom.

Erivo won Tony, Grammy, and Emmy Awards for her breakout role as Celie in the 2015 revival of The Color Purple on Broadway, and has since been seen on the big screen in Bad Times at the El Royale and Steve McQueen’s Widows. Harriet marks her first leading role in a film.

Focus Features/YouTube

While Monáe is known for electrifying the stage, the Dirty Computer singer starred in two 2016 feature films: the Oscar-nominated Hidden Figures and the Oscar-winning Moonlight.

Harriet will hit theaters on November 1, right in time for awards season. Do you think Erivo and Monáe have Oscars in their future?

Check out the trailer below.

I write about drag queens. Dolly Parton once ruffled my hair and said I was "just the cutest thing ever."