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Oscar award winners Viola Davis and Lupita Nyong’o to star in the new film ‘The Woman King’

Oscar winners Lupita Nyong’o and Viola Davis are set to feature in a new upcoming film The Woman King where Lupita gets to play as Viola’s daughter.

The Woman King, is based on a true 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.

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 It takes place in the Kingdom of Dahomey (located in the present-day Republic of Benin) one of the most powerful West African states in the 18th and 19th centuries.

The Woman King will tell one of history’s greatest forgotten stories from the real world in which we live, where an army of African warrior women staved off slavery, colonialism and inter-tribal warfare to unify a nation,”said Producer Cathy Schulman.

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Lupita recently featured in Black Panther movie as Nakia, an international spy and fierce warrior and will also be featuring and producing Trevor Noah’s  bestselling autobiography Born a Crime and will be starring as the mother of the host.

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