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Viola Davis to play Lupita Nyong’o’s mother in ‘The Woman King’

Viola Davis,Lupita Nyong'oActors Viola Davis and Lupita Nyong’o will star in the feature film “The Woman King”, based on an original story by Mario Bello.

The Oscar-winning duo will play mother and daughter in the film, which is 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, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

It 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 neighbouring tribes who violated their honour, enslaved their people, and threatened to destroy everything they’ve lived for.

Bello will also produce the film via her Jack Blue Productions, along with Cathy Schulman, and with Davis and her husband Julius Tennon via their JuVee Productions.

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