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"Genius: Aretha": All Hail Cynthia Erivo's "Queen of Soul" in Nat Geo's First-Look Teaser

Cynthia Erivo (Broadway's The Color Purple) is having a pretty good start to her 2020: nominated for "Best Actress" and "Best Original Song" (a song she performed live) for Harriet at this year's Academy Awards, while HBO's hit Stephen King adaptation of The Outsider continues burning up Sunday nights The actress-singer's pop culture takeover continues[...]

Studio excecutives wanted Julia Roberts as Harriet Tubman

Studio Executives Wanted Julia Roberts as Harriet Tubman

As surprising as it may sound, studio executives suggested that actress Julia Roberts portray Underground Railroad leader Harriet Tubman.The report comes by way of a recent interview for Focus Features with screenwriter Gregory Allen Howard.  Howard's script was in development hell for the better part of almost three decades Howard studied the Freedom Fighter in[...]