Two-time International Emmy Award nominee for Best Actress in a Drama Series for her role on Mzansi Magic’s “Is’Thunzi”, Thuso Mbedu has bagged a role in an upcoming movie, “The Woman King”. This Gina Prince-Bythewood’s movie also stars celebrated actor, Viola Davis.
The film is set to be a historical epic inspired by true events in The Kingdom of Dahomey. The pre-colonial kingdom in present-day Benin existed from about 1600 until 1904. It was one of the most powerful states of Africa in the 18th and 19th centuries.
The movie, “The Woman King” will follow Nanisca played by Viola Davis, a general of the all-female military unit, and Nawi played by Thuso her ambitious protégé, who are very keen on fighting enemies who violated their honour, enslaved their people, and threatened to destroy everything they’ve lived for.