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Princess Diana Faces Royal Tensions in Official Trailer Of “Spencer” Movie

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The official trailer for Spencer has arrived. Directed by Pablo Larraín, who previously directed the 2016 biopic Jackie, Kristen Stewart stars as the late Princess Diana. The film takes place over a weekend in 1991 as Diana must stay at the Queen’s Sandringham Estate for Christmas festivities amid her decision to end her marriage to Prince Charles.   Throughout the […]

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Viola Davis To Feature in Netflix’s “The Woman King”

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Viola Davis will play the role of Nanisca, the general of the all-female military unit in The Woman King. Director Gina Prince-Bythewood, who is earning praise for her Netflix action movie The Old Guard, has booked her next gig.

The film is a historical epic 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, reported Variety.

In addition to starring in The Woman King, Viola Davis will also produce the movie alongside her husband, Julius Tennon, through their company JuVee Productions, while the other producing parties include Cathy Schulman’s Welle Entertainment and Maria Bello of Jack Blue Productions. Here’s what Davis and Tennon had to say about the upcoming movie in an official statement:

We at JuVee are beyond excited to introduce this incredible story of the Women Warriors of The Dahomey Ahosi tribe to the world. It’s time that they truly occupy their place in history and in Gina Prince-Bythewood’s hands, it will be a gamechanger. This project could not be a more perfect example of our legacy.

This will mark Gina Prince-Bythewood’s fifth directorial endeavor in the feature film realm, with Love & BasketballThe Secret Life of Bees and Beyond the Lights (all of which she also wrote) preceding The Old Guard. Prince-Bythewood also penned Before I Fall and Nappily Ever After, and she also has an extensive TV resume, having directed episodes of shows like GirlfriendsThe Bernie Mac Show and Cloak & Dagger, as well as created Shots Fired.

Davis will play the role of Nanisca, the general of the all-female military unit. Nanisca and her daughter Nawi fought the French and neighbouring tribes who violated their honour, enslaved their people, and threatened to destroy everything they’ve lived for.

The film is being produced by Cathy Schulman’s Welle Entertainment, Davis and Julius Tennon of JuVee Productions and Maria Bello of Jack Blue Productions.

“We at JuVee are beyond excited to introduce this incredible story of the Women Warriors of The Dahomey Ahosi tribe to the world. It’s time that they truly occupy their place in history and in Gina Prince-Bythewood”s hands, it will be a gamechanger. This project could not be a more perfect example of our legacy,” said Davis and Tennon.

In an earlier report, The Hollywood Reporter said Oscar-winning actor Lupita Nyong’o was tapped to play Davis’ daughter Nawi.

Prince-Bythewood has written and directed films such as Love & Basketball, The Secret Life of Bees and Beyond the Lights.

Her most recent film The Old Guard featured Charlize Theron and KiKi Layne in leading roles as immortals warriors fighting for justice.

It is being seen as one of the most important action films in recent history that put women at the centre of the story.

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