Viola Davis has kicked off Black History Month by sharing a couple images from her upcoming film, The Woman King.
The film is “an 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. The story follows Nanisca (Davis), general of the all-female military unit, and Nawi (Thuso Mbedu), an ambitious recruit, who together fought enemies who violated their honor, enslaved their people and threatened to destroy everything they’ve lived for.”
On her Twitter, Davis shared the images with the following message: “I’m deeply honored and excited to bring this incredible story of these badass female warriors to life.”
The Woman King was directed by Gina Prince-Bythewood (The Old Guard). It was written by Prince-Blythewood and Dana Stevens. Lashana Lynch, John Boyega, Adrienne Warren, and Hero Fiennes Tiffin also star in the drama. As mentioned in Davis’ tweet, the film will exclusively hit theaters on September 16, 2022.
The Adam Project
Vanity Fair has released some new images from The Adam Project, an upcoming time travel film coming to Netflix in March.
In the film, Ryan Reynolds plays “Adam Reed, a wounded time traveler from 2050 who has ventured into the past on a rogue rescue mission to search for Laura (Zoe Saldana), the woman he loves, who got lost in the time-space continuum under mysterious circumstances. When Adam’s ship gets damaged, he’s sent spiraling back to 2022, and the only place he knows from this era of his life: home. That’s where a 12-year-old version of himself (played by newcomer Walker Scobell) becomes Adam’s suspicious and reluctant ally as the older incarnation tries to heal, rebuild his ship, and continue his journey.”
Mark Ruffalo and Jennifer Garner (in a 13 Going on 30 reunion) play Adam’s parents.
The Adam Project begins streaming March 11, 2022 on Netflix.
What do you think of the first look images? Do either of these films interest you?