Lupita Nyong'o And Viola Davis To Star As Mother-Daughter Warriors In 'The Woman King'

Lupita Nyong'o and Viola Davis have signed on to star as mother and daughter warriors in 19th century West Africa. "The Woman King is the powerful true story of an extraordinary mother-daughter relationship," TriStar President Hannah Minghella said in the studio's press announcement,

"There's no-one more extraordinary than Viola Davis and Lupita Nyong'o to bring them to life."

Davis will play the general of the Amazons, an all-female military unit, who fought with her daughter (Nyong'o) against the French and neighboring tribes who had enslaved their people and attempted to destroy their world.