TriStar Picture’s film, The Woman King has now locked down Viola Davis and Lupita Nyong’o as mother and daughter!

The Woman King will be a film based on true events in the Kingdom of Dahomey, most known as one of the most powerful States in Africa during the 18th and 19th centuries.

Viola Davis will portray the general of the Amazons in which is an all-female military unit. Lupita will play as her daughter who fights with Davis against the French and neighboring tribes who enslaved their people.

“There’s no one more extraordinary than Viola Davis and Lupita Nyong’o to bring them to life.”

– TriStar President, Hannah Minghella

There is no set date for when production on the film will begin but it’s no surprise we’ll be on the edge of our seats when the film hits theaters!

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