Is the Woman King Based on a True Story? Who is Viola Davis?
The Woman King is a
forthcoming historical epic film
that was written by Dana Stevens, directed by Gina Prince-Bythewood
The film was motivated by the real-life exploits of the Dahomey Amazons, a military regiment of the Kingdom of Dahomey that consisted entirely of women.
It was in 2015 when actress and producer Maria Bello was honoring Viola Davis with a Women Making History Award that the process of developing The Woman King
According to Vanity Fair, Maria made the most of the chance to propose to Viola the concept of producing a historical drama
The film that is now known as The Woman King was created by Maria, Cathy, and writer Dana Stevens in collaboration with director Gina Prince-Bythewood
The film chronicles the narrative of the Agojie, who supposedly served as the inspiration for Black Panther’s Dora Milaje.
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