Thuso Mbedu to star alongside Viola Davis in new film

Thuso Mbedu, nominated for best performance by an actress in Is'thunzi attends the 45th International Emmy Awards at New York Hilton on November 20, 2017 in New York City. 

Thuso Mbedu, nominated for best performance by an actress in Is'thunzi attends the 45th International Emmy Awards at New York Hilton on November 20, 2017 in New York City. 

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JOHANNESBURG - South African actress Thuso Mbedu is making big waves on the international stage.

She will be starring in a film alongside award-winning Hollywood actress, Viola Davis.

The Woman King will be directed by Gina Prince-Bythewood. 

READ: Thuso Mbedu makes history with leading role in Hollywood series

Mbedu has also made history, becoming the first SA actress to play a leading role in a US series.

The series is called The Underground Railway and is based on Barry Jenkin's adaptation of Colson Whitehead's winning novel. 

The story follows the life of a young slave who escapes from a plantation.

Mbedu has scored two Emmy nominations during her career.

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