‘TheWoman King’is the remarkable story of the Agojie, the all-female unit of warriors who protected the African Kingdom of Dahomey in the 1800s with skills and a fierceness unlike anything the world has ever seen. Inspired by true events,‘TheWoman King’follows the emotionally epic journey of General Nanisca (Oscar®-winner VIOLA DAVIS) as she trains the next generation of recruits and readies them for battle against an enemy determined to destroy their way of life. Some things are worth fighting for…

Directed by GINA PRINCE-BYTHEWOODwith a screenplay by DANA STEVENSand GINA PRINCE-BYTHEWOOD based on a story by MARIA BELLO,‘TheWoman King’also stars THUSO MBEDU (‘The Underground Railroad’) as ambitious recruit Nawi, along with LASHANA LYNCH (‘No Time To Die’),SHEILA ATIM(‘The Underground Railroad’), HERO FIENNES TIFFIN(‘After’trilogy)and JOHN BOYEGA (‘Star Wars’).

Film correspondent FAE CLEREY asked VIOLA DAVIS (Nanisca/Producer) what drew her to produce and star in this film


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