Trailer for Widows.
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.
The film is based on the 1985 British series.
Widows is Directed by Steve McQueen. Even though McQueen stormed in the Hollywood limelight after winning an Academy Award for 12 Years a Slave, this will only be his 4th feature film he has Directed:
12 Years a Slave
Widows will also be Author Gillian Flynn’s third film she has received writing credits for:
Well…on the premise this film looks like another Hollywood film struggling to come up with an original idea. Yet another heist film. But wait…this film has so much more.
We get an up and coming Director who does amazing work with Steve McQueen plus a very talented Writer with Gillian Flynn and then you add in an all-star ensemble cast which should equal a recipe for success.
I had been wondering why McQueen has not been attached to a project for so long and now we finally get to see what he has been waiting for. This trailer is great in setting the mood and the music plays perfectly. Loved it!
20th Century Fox
November 16, 2018 CAST