The Woman King Movie

The Woman King movie production status is currently Post-Production

December 4, 2021 • Filming completed; editing of shot film; music composition and recordings, as well as sound and visual effects being added

Who's Involved:

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

Release Date:

Friday, September 16, 2022 (Nationwide)

Runtime: N/A
Language: English

Plot: What's the story about?

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 Woman King tells the story of Nanisca (Davis), general of the all-female military unit known as the Amazons, and her daughter, Nawi (Nyong’o), who together fought the French and neighboring tribes who violated their honor, enslaved their people and threatened to destroy everything they’ve lived for.

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Who stars in The Woman King: Cast List

... Nanisca

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... Nawi


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The Silencing  

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. December 2021: The film was in Post-Production status.
  2. June 2021: The film was in Production status.
  3. March 2018: The film was in Development status.

The Woman King Release Date: When is the film coming out?

The Woman King is coming out in 2022 on Friday, September 16, 2022 (Nationwide release). There is 1 other movie coming out on the same date, including Drifting Home.

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