The courageous story of Harriet Tubman is at the center of Focus Features' upcoming movie Harriet, the new trailer for which arrived Tuesday.
Harriet, written by Lemmons and Gregory Allen Howard (Remember the Titans), hits theaters Nov. 1.
Lemmons' involvement with the film, as she revealed in a Ms. Magazine interview back in March, began with what she thought was a meeting with producers about retooling Howard's script draft. Once she moved into the dual role of writing and directing, a vision for the film came into view.
"I think it’s completely an inspirational story and very inspiring for women, particularly, that this little woman in this time, who could not read or write, was able to be so heroic, and really, it's about how love can inspire us to heroism," Lemmons said at the time. "Love can be the fuel."
According to reports, Focus is slated to start running the Harriet trailer in theaters this week ahead of screenings of Quentin Tarantino's surefire hit Once Upon a Time in Hollywood.