EOn & Universal Pictures
Lashana Lynch (“No Time To Die,” “Captain Marvel”) will join Viola Davis and “Underground Railroad” breakout Thuso Mbedu in the historical epic “The Woman King” for TriStar PIctures.
Gina Prince-Bythewood (“The Old Guard”) directs the film about the Kingdom of Dahomey, one of the most powerful states in Africa in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries.
Inspired by true events, the film follows Nanisca (Davis), a powerful general of an all-female military unit, and Nawi (Mbedu), her ambitious recruit who follows her in a campaign to defeat their enemies and restore their honor – avenging the lives of those who were enslaved.
Lynch will play a charming veteran warrior. The project is based on an original screenplay by Dana Stevens. Davis, Cathy Schulman and Julius Tennon produce.