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Movies show us stories we have never seen before. One movie is expected to be very big and groundbreaking: “The Woman King.” The movie will be about the Kingdom of Dahomey in Africa. There were Amazons there, and they were powerful. This is a group of women who were warriors in the 18th and 19th centuries.
TriStar Pictures got the rights to make The Woman King. They are making it with Juvee Productions and Jack Blue Productions, too. A movie was just announced. Julius Tennon said that this movie could help women of color everywhere. Cathay Schulman of Welle Entertainment compared “The Woman King” to the Black Panther movie.
The movie, “Black Panther”, told us about the power of imagination and lore. It showed us how there is no gender or racial stereotypes in this world. ‘The Woman King’ is about one of history’s greatest forgotten stories. It happened in the real world, where African warrior women fought against slavery, colonialism, and inter-tribal warfare to unify a nation.
What is the release date of The Woman King?
“The Woman King” has not been released yet. Based on the release schedule of the movie’s distributor, TriStar Pictures, I think it will be released in 2023 at the earliest.
TriStar Pictures has more than 20 movies in development, but only three have announced release dates. The Whitney Houston biopic “I Wanna Dance with Somebody” premieres Thanksgiving weekend 2022. The musical “Matilda” will premiere in December 2022. Another movie that stars Dakota and Elle Fanning called “The Nightingale” will also be released in December 2022.
So, “The Woman King” will not be out until some time later. The Cinemaholic doesn’t know when it will come out. Movies usually take 10-14 months to finish, so it may be 2 years from now before we see the movie.
What is the plot of The Woman King?
There was a place called Dahomey that is in Benin now. It had a military unit of all women who were called the Dahomey Amazons. People only knew about them because they saw them as warriors like those from Sparta, which is an ancient Greek city-state.
This story is about Nanisca. She was the general of the Amazons. Her daughter, Nawi, was an ambitious recruit who wanted to fight enemies that violated their honor and enslaved their people. Together they fought against people who threatened to destroy everything that they lived for. Nanisca is the name of a young woman who joined the Amazons in 1889. Nawi was the name of a woman who was thought to be the last surviving member of the Amazons when she died in 1979. She had fought against the French in 1892. It is not known if the authors of “The Woman King” will take inspiration from these particular women.
Who will be starring in The Woman King?
Viola Davis is headlining “The Woman King” as Nanisca. She won the 2017 Best Supporting Actress Oscar for her role in “Fences.” She also has an Emmy, two Tonys, and two SAG Awards. Her co-lead is South African actress ThusoMbedu. She will be playing the role that was originally planned for LupitaNyong’o. Mbedu has been nominated for an Emmy award. He recently starred in “The Underground Railroad.” The third person on the cast has not yet been announced. Lynch recently acted with Larson in a movie called Captain Marvel.
Gina Prince-Bythewood is going to be directing. She has directed movies like “The Old Guard” starring Charlize Theron. In 2000, she directed a romantic drama called “Love & Basketball.” The script was written by screenwriter Dana Stevens.