Modern day Renaissance woman, Janelle Monáe, has proved to us time and time again that there is nothing she can't do. Whether it is through her forward-thinking R&B and Funk that has given rise to pop culture classic like the sci-fi themed "emotion picture" visual album, Dirty Computer, or capturing our hearts with roles in Moonlight and Hidden Figures.

Monáe's next project will have her tackling a role in an upcoming biopic about abolitionist Harriet Tubman. Variety broke news today that Monáe will be joining the cast of the Kasi Lemmons-directed film, Harriet, alongside Leslie Odom Jr., Joe Alwyn, Jennifer Nettles, Clarke Peters, Vanessa Bell Calloway, Zackary Momoh, Deborah Ayorinde, Vondie Curtis-Hall, and Cynthia Erivo as the titular heroine. It has not yet been announced what role Monáe will play but filming is set to begin this month.

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However, if you can't wait that long, Monáe will be back up on the silver screen this December. Playing GI Jane in Robert Zemeckis' upcoming film Welcome to Marwen about a victim of a violent assault who build as miniature World War II village in his front yard, alongside Steve Carell, Merritt Wever, Leslie Mann, and Diane Kruger.

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