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Female Warlord Drama 'Tomiris' Lands at Well Go USA

Akan Satayev's sword-and-sandals adventure follows sixth century B.C. female warriors led by the nomadic Queen Tomiris, played by Almira Tursyn.
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Akan Satayev's sword-and-sandals adventure follows sixth century B.C. female warriors led by the nomadic Queen Tomiris, played by Almira Tursyn.

Well Go USA has nabbed the U.S. distribution rights to action-adventure feature Tomiris, an epic tale of Queen Tomiris and her female warriors, directed by Kazakhstan's Akan Satayev (The Liquidator).

"We have a passion for incredible stories, and few are more compelling than the almost unfathomable life story of the first historical queen of the Amazons," Doris Pfardrescher, president and CEO of Well Go USA Entertainment, said in a statement.

The sword-and-sandals pic stars Almira Tursyn as Tomiris as well as Adil Akhmetov and Aizhan Lighg, and portrays the real-life sixth century B.C. female warlord and her army challenging the peoples of the Great Steppes.

"We are thrilled that our friends at Well Go USA are on board to bring the inspiring story of Queen Tomiris to U.S. audiences," Arclight Films chairman Gary Hamilton added in his own statement after completing the distribution deal.

Satayev also directed Kazakhstan's foreign-language Oscar entries Strayed and Myn Bala. Tomiris is a co-production between Kazakhfilm Studios and Sataifilm.

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