Zozibini Tunzi to make film debut in The Woman King with Viola Davis and Thuso Mbedu

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Zozibini Tunzi attends the 2021 Latin American Music Awards at BB&T Center on 15 April , 2021 in Sunrise, Florida.
Zozibini Tunzi attends the 2021 Latin American Music Awards at BB&T Center on 15 April , 2021 in Sunrise, Florida.
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Former Miss South Africa and Miss Universe 2019 Zozibini Tunzi has been cast in the upcoming American historical epic film, The Woman King, written by Dana Stevens and directed by Gina Prince-Bythewood. 

It stars Viola Davis, Thuso Mbedu, Lashana Lynch and John Boyega.

Shot on location in South Africa, other familiar faces who have signed on are Masali Baduza, Seputla Sebogodi, Thando Dlomo and Makgotso Monyemorathoe. Grammy Award-winner Lebo M created five original songs for the film.

Sharing the news on Instagram, Zozibini wrote: "I am so honored and excited to announce that I have been cast for the film, The Woman King (@womankingmovie). 

"It is a completely new world and first time experience for me so I enter it with the utmost respect and humility. Forever grateful and looking forward. [sic]"

The film is scheduled to be theatrically released by Sony Pictures releasing in September 2022.

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