More exciting TIFF-related news has been announced. Gina Prince-Bythewood‘s The Woman King will be premiering at the 2022 edition of the Toronto International Film Festival, which will run from September 8th to 18th of this year, fully in person.
No specific date has been announced for the premiere, but one assumes that it will release ahead of its planned September 16th release date.
Written by Dana Stevens and starring Viola Davis, Lashana Lynch, John Boyega, and Sheila Atim, The Woman King will tell the 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…”
Source: The Hollywood Reporter