Oscar-winning actress Viola Davis will star in The king of women, which hits theaters in September. The Sony Pictures production, directed by Gina Prince-Bythewood, is set to depict real events in 18th-19th century Africa in the Kingdom of Dahomey.
The film’s dramatic and captivating trailer is sure to give you chills, featuring a cast full of acclaimed and talented black actresses, and revealing a plot that encapsulates the strength and bravery of womanhood.
The trailer also hints at a standout soundtrack, playing Beyonce’s “My Power” as the trailer’s theme, leaving audiences hoping that a fierce and catchy movie album will accompany the movie when it’s released.
Drawing heavily on African history, The king of women shares the incredible story of the Agojie, an all-female army who gave their lives to defend the kingdom of Dahomey from its French invaders in the 18th century.
The film takes audiences on an emotional journey, filled with action-packed fight scenes, histological characters, and jaw-dropping cinematography. Viewers will follow the female-dominated regiment as they band together and undergo rigorous training to protect their home from its unwanted visitors.
The film’s remarkable cast should not go unnoticed, as it brings several prominent black actresses such as Lashana Lynch, Thuso Mbedu and Sheila Atim to the forefront of Agojie’s powerful but overlooked story. Actor John Boyega also makes an appearance, playing King Ghezo, who was the current ruler of Dahomey from 1818 to 1859.
Filming for this Sony Pictures production began in November 2021 and took the star-studded cast to beautiful South Africa. Be sure to save the date so you don’t miss this action-packed histology watch that hits theaters on September 16, 2022.