‘The woman King’ trailer: Fierce all-female African army historical movie features Viola Davis
The official trailer for “The Woman King,” a dramatic epic based on actual historical occurrences that took place in the West African Kingdom of Dahomey, has been released by Sony Pictures (now modern-day Benin).
The Dahomey Empire lasted from 1600 to 1904, when French colonists overthrew them.
Jimmy Odukoya, Lashana Lynch, Thuso Mbedu, Viola Davis, and John Boyega all appear in the movie. The camera was in the hands of director Gina Prince-Bythewood (“Love & Basketball” and “The Old Guard”).
The movie is supposedly “the narrative of Nanisca (Davis), general of the all-female military unit, and Nawi (Mbedu), an ambitious recruit, who together fought adversaries who violated their honor, oppressed their people, and threatened to destroy everything they’ve lived for” according to Variety.
King Ghezo, the monarch of Dahomey, will be portrayed by John Boyega.
Mo Abudu, who is promoting the next movie, said on her Instagram page that EbonyLife Studios and Sony Pictures Television are collaborating on the series “The Dahomey Warriors,” which is based on their little-known real history from 1625 to 1894.
She wrote this:
“I am so excited to see the feature film WOMAN KING become a reality. A project by TRISTAR, a SONY company.
We at EBONYLIFE STUDIOS are proud to be working in partnership with another SONY company, SONY PICTURES TELEVISION on the amazing series THE DAHOMEY WARRIORS, inspired by their untold true history from 1625 to 1894.
I am pleased to inform you that we have made significant progress on the development of the first season and we are engaging with global broadcasters and streamers.
I can’t wait till sharing it with you all becomes a reality.
The SERIES is coming, so be ready
Meanwhile seeing this feature film WOMAN KING become a reality on a global level is heartwarming and inspiring for me as an African woman.
Please go out and watch this inspiring thrilling action adventure at a cinema near you, come September 16th.”