The Woman King is an upcoming American historical epic film directed by Gina Prince-Bythewood from a screenplay she co-wrote with Dana Stevens. It stars Viola Davis, Thuso Mbedu, Lashana Lynch, John Boyega, Adrienne Warren, Sheila Atim, Jayme Lawson, and Hero Fiennes Tiffin. The film is scheduled to be theatrically released by Sony Pictures Releasing on September 16, 2022.
In the Kingdom of Dahomey, Nanisca is the general of the all-female military unit and Nawi is an ambitious recruit. Together, the pair fought enemies who violated their honor, enslaved their people, and threatened to destroy everything they have lived for.