Viola Davis reigns supreme in ‘The Woman King’ trailer

The female king It might not have been one of the movies on your must-watch list, but if it wasn’t, it should be now. Based on the new trailer, the story is compelling, and the visual style and costume design are equally appealing. The film is a historical action drama. To make things even more exciting, it is based on real events from history.

It tells the story of General Nanisca of the Kingdom of Dahomey. Dahomey no longer exists, but if it did, it would be somewhere in present-day Benin, between Togo and Nigeria. When the Europeans appeared, the people of Dahomey were unsure of their intentions. Did they want to take slaves or colonize all of Africa? Either way, General Nanisca and his all-female army would do their best to avert either crisis.

The official plot synopsis is as follows:

The Woman 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 skill and ferocity unparalleled anywhere in the world. Inspired by true events, The Woman King follows the emotionally epic journey of General Nanisca (Oscar® winner Viola Davis) as she trains the next generation of recruits and prepares them for battle against an enemy determined to destroy their mode. of life. Some things are worth fighting for…

The film’s story was written by Maria Bello, who first pitched the idea to a crowd at an awards ceremony where Viola Davis was in attendance. Davis would go on to play in The female king as General Nanisca. Gina Prince-Bythewood is directing. The ensemble cast includes Thuso Mbedu, Lashana Lynch, Sheila Atim, Hero Fiennes Tiffin and John Boyega.

After getting the role, Viola Davis began preparing to play General Nanisca immediately. Many people were amazed at the incredibly drastic physical transformation she underwent prior to the role. She reported to vanity lounge this:

We started intensely a few months before shooting, four hours a day, five days a week. Bodybuilding, sprinting, martial arts and machete weapons training. I like to say I was the OG warrior.

The female king is currently slated for release on September 16, 2022.

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