The Woman King Movie

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Who's Involved:

Gina Prince-Bythewood, Jayme Lawson, Dana Stevens, Viola Davis, Cathy Schulman, Lashana Lynch, Hero Fiennes-Tiffin, Thuso Mbedu, Sheila Atim, Adrienne Warren

Release Date:

Friday, September 16, 2022 Nationwide

sequences of strong violence, some disturbing material, thematic content, brief language and partial nudity
Runtime: N/A
Language: English

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Plot: What's the story about?

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 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…

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Who stars in The Woman King: Cast List

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Who's making The Woman King: Crew List

A look at the The Woman King behind-the-scenes crew and production team. The film's director Gina Prince-Bythewood last directed The Old Guard and Beyond the Lights. The film's writer Dana Stevens last wrote Fatherhood and Safe Haven.


Dana Stevens


Cathy Schulman

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Production: What we know about The Woman King?

Filming Timeline

  1. 2022 - September: The film was set to Completed  status.
  2. 2021 - December: The film was set to Post-Production  status.
  3. 2021 - June: The film was set to Production  status.
  4. 2018 - March: The film was set to Development  status.

The Woman King Release Date: When was the film released?

The Woman King was a Nationwide release in 2022 on Friday, September 16, 2022. There were 18 other movies released on the same date, including See How They Run, Pearl and Goodnight Mommy.

The Woman King DVD & Blu-ray Release Date: When was the film released?

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The Woman King was released on DVD & Blu-ray on Tuesday, December 13, 2022 .

The Woman King VOD & Digital: When was the film released digitally?

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The Woman King was released across all major streaming and cable platforms on Tuesday, November 22, 2022. Digital rental or purchase allows you to instantly stream and download to watch anywhere and anytime on your favorite devices. Available from various digital retailers including Amazon Video, iTunes, Google Play, Apple, Vudu and others.

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