Casting calls for the Harriet Tubman biopic will take place in Richmond on September 22 and 23.

Harriet, a film biopic about Harriet Tubman and the Underground Railroad, is set to film in Richmond, Virginia, this October.

The film, produced by Focus Features and Universal Pictures International, will star Cynthia Erivo, the Tony Award-winning actress from The Color Purple, as its lead.

However, the creators of Harriet are still looking for other cast members -- and they invite you to apply.

The filmmakers are looking for local aspiring actors or actresses with "interesting, expressive faces that naturally fit into the pre-Civil War time period" for the film biopic.

In the casting call for the film, the creators continue to say they are seeking:

  • African-American men and women to play Philadelphia society, plantation slaves, and abolitionists;
  • Caucasian men and women to play plantation owners, farmers, and politicians;
  • African-American girls ages 4 to 10; and
  • two sets of Caucasian twin boys (fraternal or identical) ages 10 to 12 and age 18.

The casting calls will take place on Saturday, September 22, in Richmond, Virginia, at 1000 DMV Drive from 1 to 4 p.m., and on Sunday, September 23 in Petersburg, Virginia, at the Exchange Building at 15 Bank Street from 1 to 4 p.m.

If you're interested, you can also register at

Are you excited for this movie? Let us know in the comments.

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