The first trailer for Gina Prince-Bythewood‘s The Woman King has been released online. Written and directed by Bythewood, and co-written by Dana Stevens with a story by Maria Bello, the movie stars Viola Davis, Thuso Mbedu, Lashana Lynch, Sheila Atim, Hero Fiennes Tiffin, and John Boyega.
Its plot synopsis reads “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…”
You can watch the full trailer below and see the movie in theatres on September 16th: