Inspired by real female warriors – an all-female combat force called the Agozi, the historical epic film follows their story as they fought battle after battle to defend the African kingdom of Dahomey in the 1800s.
Director Gina Prince-Bythewood’s ‘The Woman King’
Slated to release in India on October 14 this year, its makers have announced. Inspired by real female warriors – an all-female combat force called Egozi, the historical epic film follows her story as she fought African battles in the 1800s. The kingdom had fought battle after battle to defend Dahomey.
Woman King is also one of the two films of this year.
Recognized as an Academy Award contender for this season, “The Woman King” is also one of two films of the year to receive an A+ CinemaScore – the most prestigious award given to films based on audience surveys. And one of the reliable scores.
Fronts driven by women
From Academy, Golden Globe and Primetime Emmy Award winning actor Viola Davis to International Emmy Award winner Thuso Mbedu, Lashana Lynch, who made history as the first black woman as 007, Sheila Atim to Gina Prince in the cast – Bythwood, who directed the film, says only the women in the film are handling matters.
Film, written by Dana Stevens and Maria Bello
Kathy Shulman and cinematography by Polly Morgan. The Viola Davis-starrer is now all set to hit the theaters in India on October 14. The film will be released in English and Tamil across India.