‘The Woman King‘ trailer shows Viola Davis leading group of female African warriors. If you ask me, she might be coming for another Oscar award with this forth coming movie.
The Hollywood Reporter reports that
“Viola Davis stars as Nanisca, the general of the real all-female military unit known as the Agojie (also known as Amazons) in the West African Kingdom of Dahomey (present-day Benin) in the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries.”
Other Cast of ‘The Woman King’
Other cast members for the film include:
John Boyega: He play the ruler of the Kingdom of Dahomey, King Ghezo, who is urged by Nansica to oppose Europeans aiming to conquer their kingdom. “They will not stop until the whole of Africa is theirs. We must fight back, for our people,” Viola’s character tells Boyega’s character in the trailer.
Thuso Mbedu: plays the role of Nawi who is an ambitious recruit, fighting alongside Nansica against those who violated their honor, enslaved their people and threatened to destroy everything they’ve lived for.
The movie is written and directed by Gina Prince-Bythewood. ‘The Woman King’ is also co-written by Dana Stevens.
It was produced by Viola Davis and her husband Julius Tennon along with Cathy Schulman, Maria Bello, and Peter McAleese.
‘The Woman King’ is set to hit theaters on September 16th!