Lashana Lynch, one of many stars of the upcoming James Bond function, No Time to Die, has joined Viola Davis in The Lady King, a historic epic from TriStar Footage.
Gina Prince-Bythewood, who most lately directed The Previous Guard, is on board to helm the function that additionally has The Underground Railroad star Thuso Mbedu as one of many headliners.
Per the studio, the challenge is impressed by true occasions that came about within the Kingdom of Dahomey, one of the crucial highly effective states of Africa within the 18th and nineteenth centuries. The story follows Nanisca (Davis), normal of the all-female navy unit, and Nawi (Mbedu), an formidable recruit, who collectively fought enemies who violated their honor, enslaved their folks, and threatened to destroy every little thing they’ve lived for.
Lynch will play an enthralling veteran warrior.
Dana Stevens wrote the unique screenplay with the present draft being by Stevens and Prince-Bythewood.
Producing are Cathy Schulman by way of her Welle Leisure, Davis and Julius Tennon by way of JuVee Productions, and Maria Bello by way of her banner, Jack Blue.
Nicole Brown and Shary Shirazi are overseeing the challenge for TriStar Footage.
“Lashana is next-level dope,” enthused Prince-Bythewood in a press release. “Not simply her unimaginable chops, however who she initiatives to the world. She embodies these true-life warriors and we’re so fortunate she is coming to play.”
Lynch is the fast-rising British actress who’s turning into a go-to determine for Hollywood studios. She appeared alongside Brie Larson in 2019’s Captain Marvel earlier than touchdown a key function within the Bond movie, which is at present resulting from open on Oct. 8. She is at present capturing TriStar and Netflix’s Matilda, primarily based on the musical adapting the Roald Dahl e-book, taking part in the plum function of Miss Honey. She additionally has the British drama Ear for Eye within the can.
Lynch is repped by ICM Companions, Alan Siegel Leisure, UK’s BWH Company, and Sloane Supply.