Viola Davis & Lupita Nyong’o Will Play Mother and Daughter in “The Woman King”
Viola Davis and Lupita Nyong’o will star in ‘The Woman King’. The film is based on the true events that took place in The Kingdom of Dahomey, one of the most powerful West African states in the 18th and 19th centuries.
The film tells the story of Nanisca (Davis), general of the all-female military unit known as the Amazons, and her daughter Nawi (Nyong’o), who together fought the French and neighboring tribes who violated their honor, enslaved their people, and threatened to destroy everything they’ve lived for.
TriStar Pictures president Hannah Minghella said,
The Woman King is the powerful true story of an extraordinary mother-daughter relationship. And there’s no-one more extraordinary than Viola Davis and Lupita Nyong’o to bring them to life.
No additional details have been released.