‘The Old Guard’ Director Gina Prince Bythewood Takes On ‘The Woman King’ With Davis, Nyong’o

The Woman King will be helmed by Gina Prince Blythewood, whose The Old Guard debuted on Netflix last weekend. Viola Davis and Lupita Nyong’o are attached to star.

From Deadline:

Based on the true events that took place in The Kingdom of Dahomey, one of the most powerful West African states in the 18th and 19th centuries, The Woman King tells the story of Nanisca (Davis), general of the all-female military unit known as the Amazons, and her daughter Nawi (Nyong’o), who together fought the French and neighboring tribes who violated their honor, enslaved their people, and threatened to destroy everything they’ve lived for.

Photo from The Indian Express

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