Harriet Tubman

Casting agency for Harriet Tubman film is searching for its star in Maryland

Casting agency for Harriet Tubman film is searching for its star in Maryland

A movie on abolitionist Harriet Tubman, scheduled to be shown at a museum, will be filmed in Cambridge in October, according to a Maryland Film Office press release. And Marinella Hume Casting, the company that recruited for “House of Cards” in the Baltimore area, is looking for actors.

The company has put out casting calls for African-American actresses with natural hairstyles to portray Tubman, a conductor of the Underground Railroad, at various ages — as a 6-year-old, as a teenager, as an adult between 25 and 30, and as an elderly woman.

Casting director Bill Marinella said he will likely host an in-person open call for the roles, but...

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