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.
Release: November 16, 2018
Director: Steve McQueen
Producers: Iain Canning, Emile Sherman, Steve McQueen, Arnon Milchan
Screenplay by: Gillian Flynn & Steve McQueen
Based on “Widows” by Lynda La Plante
Cast: 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
Thoughts? OH GIRL, YOU KNOW WE HAVE SOME OF THOSE.
Did we all just miss this while we were paying attention Sandy, Cate and the gals shooting Ocean’s 8? Granted, we wouldn’t claim too much of a similarity between the two films, but boy, are those red carpets going to be something to look forward to. We didn’t know having Viola Davis and Elizabeth Debicki and Cynthia Erivo on the same red carpet was something we needed until just now.
In a broader sense, there is good reason to compare this to Ocean’s 8, though. Call it the “Nasty Woman” genre, but in the last couple years, between shows like Good Behavior, Claws, Good Girls, and Killing Eve, not to mention films like this one, Ocean’s 8, and Jennifer Garner’s upcoming Peppermint, the “fed-up women going into crime and vengeance” story has become a real zeitgeisty kind of thing.
Why ever could that be?
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