Jennifer Nettles Takes Most Dramatic Role Yet in New Feature Film “Harriet”

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We’ve all enjoyed Sugarland’s Jennifer Nettles when she showcases her funny bone during concerts or as a host on the CMA’s Christmas special, but equally captivating are her more dramatic roles, like her part as Dolly Parton’s mother in the Coat of Many Colors and Christmas of Many Colors movies.

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Jennifer has now taken on her most dramatic role yet in the movie Harriet.

The singer, songwriter and actress shared a trailer for the movie on her socials and declared, “It’s here!!! It’s here!!! It’s finally here!!! I am so thrilled to have been a part of this amazing movie!!!”

The movie, which is currently in post-production, tells the story of the legendary freedom fighter Harriet Tubman, played by Cynthia Erivo (“Widows”) and her efforts to help free slaves with the Underground Railroad.

Recording artist Janelle Monáe (“Hidden Figures”) also appears in the movie, as does Clarke Peters, Vanessa Bel Calloway, Vondi Curtis-Hall and Leslie Odom Jr., who plays William Still, a conductor on the Underground Railroad and a civil rights activist.

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While Jennifer doesn’t offer specifics on her part, we can see from the trailer that her role is likely that of a slave owner, possibly from the Pattison or Brodess family that had once owned Tubman and members of her family.

Harriet is currently scheduled to reach theaters on November 1.