The Woman King

LONDON, JULY 6th 2022 – Entertainment One (eOne) today announces the release of THE WOMAN KING, in cinemas across the UK & Ireland from 4th October 2022.

THE WOMAN KING is the remarkable story of the Agojie, the all-female unit of warriors who protected the African Kingdom of Dahomey in the 1800s with skills and a fierceness unlike anything the world has ever seen. Inspired by true events, The Woman King follows the emotionally epic journey of General Nanisca (Oscar®-winner Viola Davis) as she trains the next generation of recruits and readies them for battle against an enemy determined to destroy their way of life. Some things are worth fighting for… 

Directed by Gina Prince-Bythewood with a screenplay by Dana Stevens and Gina Prince-Bythewood based on a story by Maria BelloTHE WOMAN KING also stars Thuso Mbedu (The Underground Railroad) as ambitious recruit Nawi, along with Lashana Lynch (No Time To Die), Sheila Atim (The Underground Railroad), Hero Fiennes Tiffin (After trilogy) and John Boyega (Star Wars). 

The film is a JuVee Productions and Welle Entertainment production and is produced by Cathy Schulman, Viola Davis, Julius Tennon and Maria Bello. Peter McAleese serves as executive producer.

THE WOMAN KING is in cinemas across UK and Ireland from 4th October 2022.


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Entertainment One Ltd. (eOne) is a talent-driven independent studio that specializes in the development, acquisition, production, financing, distribution and sales of entertainment content. As part of global play and entertainment company Hasbro (NASDAQ: HAS), eOne's expertise spans across film and television production and sales; production, distribution and brand management of kids and family properties; digital content; and immersive and live entertainment. Through its extensive reach and scale, and a deep commitment to high-quality entertainment, eOne unlocks the power and value of creativity.

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Further information

The film will be released in cinemas outside the UK by TriStar Pictures. 

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