All you have to say is Viola Davis starring as an African warrior leading other badass women slaying colonizers and I’m on board.
We’ve seen images of the Gina Prince-Bythewood-directed The Woman King based on the incredible 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.
The Woman King follows the journey of General Nanisca (Davis) as she trains the next generation of recruits and readies them for battle against an enemy determined to destroy their way of life.
Of course women know how to do their job or protecting people and their kingdom — and do it right.
It’s giving fierce “don’t-fuck-with-me” womana energy.
Written by Prince-Bythewood and Dana Stevens from a story by Maria Bello, The Woman King also stars Thuso Mbedu, Lashana Lynch, Sheila Atim, Hero Fiennes Tiffin, and John Boyega.
Producers are Cathy Schulman, Viola Davis, Julius Tennon, and Maria Bello. Executive producer is Peter McAleese.
The Woman King opens in theaters September 16.