‘No Time to Die’ actress, Lashana Lynch has joined the cast of Gina Prince-Bythewood’s historical drama ‘The Woman King.’
Lynch, who takes on the role of a charming veteran warrior, joins Viola Davis and ‘The Underground Railroad’ star Thuso Mbedu on the cast.
Inspired by true events that took place in the Kingdom of Dahomey, one of the most powerful states of Africa in the 18th and 19th centuries. The story follows Nanisca (Davis), general of the all-female military unit, and Nawi (Mbedu), an ambitious recruit, who together fought enemies who violated their honour, enslaved their people, and threatened to destroy everything they’ve lived for.
Dana Stevens wrote the original screenplay with the current draft being by Stevens and Prince-Bythewood.
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Cathy Schulman is producing via her Welle Entertainment, Davis and Julius Tennon via JuVee Productions, and Maria Bello via her banner, Jack Blue.
On casting Lynch, Prince-Bythewood stated; “Lashana is next-level dope, not just her incredible chops, but who she projects to the world. She embodies these true-life warriors and we are so lucky she is coming to play.”
Lynch came to prominence after starring in 2019’s ‘Captain Marvel’ opposite Brie Larson. Her upcoming films including James Bond’s ‘No Time To Die’ which is set for release at the end of the month and the Netflix remake of ‘Matilda’.