Viola Davis leads an incredible band of female warriors in upcoming historical action drama The Woman King.

The story has been inspired by actual events that occurred in the Kingdom of Dahomey, which was one of the most powerful states of Africa in both the 18th and 19th centuries.

Davis takes on the role of General Nanisca, the leader of the women’s military regiment that inspired the Dora Milaje in Marvel’s Black Panther.

Here’s the full official line: “The Woman King is the remarkable story of the Agojie, the all-female unit of warriors who protected the African Kingdom of Dahomey in the 1800s with skills and a fierceness unlike anything the world has ever seen. Inspired by true events, The Woman King follows the emotionally epic journey of General Nanisca as she trains the next generation of recruits and readies them for battle against an enemy determined to destroy their way of life. Some things are worth fighting for…”

Directed and co-written by Gina Prince-Bythewood (The Secret Life of Bees), as well as Davis the cast also features John Boyega, Hero Fiennes Tiffin, Lashana Lynch, Jayme Lawson, Sheila Atim, Thuso Mbedu, Adrienne Warren, Masali Baduza and Angelique Kidjo.

The Woman King is currently set for an October 13 Australian cinema release. Check it out: