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 inspires the King to take on the enemies determined to violate their honor and destroy their way of life. Some things are worth fighting for…

Directed by

Gina Prince-Bythewood

Story by

Maria Bello and Dana Stevens 

Screenplay by

Dana Stevens

Produced by

Cathy Schulman,  Viola Davis,  Julius Tennon,  Maria Bello

Executive Producer

Peter McAleese


Viola Davis,  Thuso Mbedu,  Lashana Lynch,  Sheila Atim,  Hero Fiennes Tiffin,  and John Boyega

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