Lashana Lynch has taken to the skies with Carol Danvers in Captain Marvel and will soon display her license to kill with James Bond in No Time to Die, but her next project will bring her back in time to one of the most powerful states of Africa. Lynch is set to join the cast of The Woman King alongside Viola Davis.
Directed by The Old Guard‘s Gina Prince-Bythewood, The Woman King is a historical epic inspired by true events that took place in the Kingdom of Dahomey in the 18th and 19th centuries. Viola Davis is set to star as Nanisca, the general of an all-female military unite who fought the French and neighboring tribes who violated their honor, enslaved their people, and threatened to destroy everything they’ve lived for. In addition to Viola Davis and Lashana Lynch, The Woman King will also star Thuso Mbedu (The Underground Railroad). The project is being produced by Cathy Schulman’s Welle Entertainment, Davis and Julius Tennon of JuVee Productions, and Maria Bello of Jack Blue Productions. In a statement, JuVee Productions’ Davis and Tennon said, “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.“
As I mentioned above, Lashana Lynch will next be seen starring alongside Daniel Craig in No Time to Die as Nomi, a new 00 agent who was assigned the 007 number after Bond’s retirement. No Time to Die is currently set to hit theaters on October 8, 2021.