Local movie fans will be delighted to learn that Sony Pictures Entertainment has finally confirmed The Woman King release date in South Africa.
This highly anticipated film was shot locally and features several South African actors led by Emmy-nominated Thuso Mbedu.
‘The Woman King’ release date in South Africa
Scroll it up in your diary – The Woman King release date in South Africa is 30 September 2022. This means there’s more than enough time to plan for the cinemas to watch this blockbuster flick.
The movie is inspired by true events. According to its synopsis, it tells the story of the Agojie, the all-female unit of warriors who protected the African Kingdom of Dahomey in the 1800s.
“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,” the synopsis adds.
The film is directed by Gina Prince-Bythewood, with Maria Bello and Dana Stevens writing the story. Viola Davis also doubles up as a producer alongside Cathy Schulman, Julius Tennon and Maria Bello.
The movie’s trailer is available to watch on YouTube. It shows General Nanisca preparing her recruits for battle, with several action scenes promising an intense and immersive viewing experience.
Mbedu, who plays the role of Nawi, also features in the trailer, including a scene in which Nanisca personally mentors her. This is a sign that her role is substantial in the flick.
South Africans in ‘The Woman King’ cast
Besides Mbedu, other South Africans in the The Woman King cast include the multitalented Siv Ngesi and former Miss South Africa and Miss Universe Zozibini Tunzi, who is making her film debut.
Lebo M, who is famously known for composing and singing the signature Lion King tune, also created five original songs for this movie.
The film promises to be a massive draw in the country, with many local fans hoping that Mbedu would bag more major nominations and awards for her role.
She earned Black Reel TV Awards nomination for Outstanding Actress in TV Movie/Limited Series Award for her role as Cora in Underground Railroad. She also bagged an Emmy nomination for her role in Is’Thunzi.