Jimmy Odukoya, the Nollywood actor, has joined the cast of ‘The Woman King’, an upcoming historical Hollywood film, alongside Angelique Kidjo, the Grammy-winning South African singer.


The movie also enlisted Thando Dlomo, a South African producer, and Jordan Bolger, a British actor.

‘The Woman King’ is billed to premiere on September 16, 2022.

Starred in the movie are Viola Davis, US actress-producer, and South Africa’s Thuso Mbedu.


Also involved are Lashana Lynch, Adrienne Warren, and John Boyega while Gina Prince-Bythewood is to direct the film.

According to Deadline, the film is one of Sony Pictures’ four expected movies by African-American filmmakers, including ‘A Journal For Jordan’, the ‘George Foreman’ biopic, and ‘I Wanna Dance With Somebody’.

‘The Woman King’ is based on an original screenplay by Dana Stevens, who is said to be working on a new draft alongside the director.


The film is produced by Cathy Schulman via her Welle Entertainment alongside Davis and Julius Tennon of JuVee Productions and Maria Bello of Jack Blue Productions.

For Odukoya, the project would be a follow-up to his roles in several hit movies including ‘Mamba’s Diamond’, ‘The Bling Lagosians’, ‘Celebrity Marriage’, ‘The Wait’ and many others.

Taking to Instagram to further announce that he was cast for the project, Odukoya wrote: “The timing of this is crazy to me but God has a way of continuing to shine a light during difficult times.


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“Truly humbled and honoured to star alongside the iconic Viola Davis and all the amazing cast.”


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