Widows trailer

Academy Award-winning director Steve McQueen is back with Widows, his first feature film since 2013’s 12 Years A Slave – and he’s lined-up a cast to die for. Viola Davis, Elizabeth Debicki, Michelle Rodriguez and Cynthia Ervio play the widows of criminals who band together to pull off a heist to pay off their dead husband’s debts. Watch the Widows trailer below.

Widows Trailer

Let’s take a look at the cast of Widows, shall we? Viola Davis, Michelle Rodriguez, Elizabeth Debicki, Cynthia Erivo, Colin Farrell, Brian Tyree Henry, Daniel Kaluuya, Garret Dillahunt, Carrie Coon, Jacki Weaver, Jon Bernthal, Manuel Garcia-Rulfo with Robert Duvall and Liam Neeson. Folks, that’s one heck of a lineup. Widows is adapted from the six-part television show of the same name, and focuses on “four women with nothing in common except a debt left behind by their dead husbands’ criminal activities, take fate into their own hands, and conspire to forge a future on their own terms.”

McQueen wrote the script with Gone Girl author Gillian Flynn. This is Flynn’s second script, having also adapted Gone Girl for director David Fincher. That cast, plus McQueen and Flynn is a hard-to-beat pedigree, making Widows one the year’s most anticipated films.

Widows reunites McQueen with 12 Years A Slave producer and financier New Regency. “Steve was interested in doing his own version of a gangster film,” said New Regency president and CEO Brad Weston. “It felt fresh to him to combine a contemporary, hard-hitting, very grounded gangster movie with four strong female characters. We loved it because that’s who Steve is. He sees things differently.” Weston added: “This project gives him the commercial jumping-off point, but then allows him to twist it into a Steve McQueen film.”

Widows opens November 16, 2018.

From Academy Award®-winning director Steve McQueen (“12 Years a Slave”) and co-writer and bestselling author Gillian Flynn (“Gone Girl”) comes a blistering, modern-day thriller set against the backdrop of crime, passion and corruption. “Widows” is the story of four women with nothing in common except a debt left behind by their dead husbands’ criminal activities. Set in contemporary Chicago, amid a time of turmoil, tensions build when Veronica (Oscar® winner Viola Davis), Alice (Elizabeth Debicki), Linda (Michelle Rodriguez) and Belle (Cynthia Erivo) take their fate into their own hands and conspire to forge a future on their own terms. “Widows” also stars Liam Neeson, Colin Farrell, Robert Duvall, Daniel Kaluuya, Lukas Haas and Brian Tyree Henry.

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