The second trailer for Widows focuses on Viola Davis’ character as she gathers together widows to finish the job their husbands were planning before their deaths. Directed by Oscar-winner Steve McQueen (12 Years a Slave), the heist thriller was co-written by McQueen and novelist/screenwriter Gillian Flynn (author of Gone Girl, Dark Places). The film’s based on the six-part 1983 mini-series written by Lynda La Plante.
Oscar-winner Viola Davis (Fences) leads a cast that includes Michelle Rodriguez (the Fast and the Furious films), Elizabeth Debicki (The Cloverfield Paradox), Cynthia Erivo (Mr. Selfridge), Colin Farrell (Killing of a Sacred Deer), Brian Tyree Henry (Atlanta), Daniel Kaluuya (Get Out), Garret Dillahunt (Fear the Walking Dead), Carrie Coon (The Leftovers), Jacki Weaver (Secret City), and Jon Bernthal (The Punisher). Manuel Garcia-Rulfo, Robert Duvall, Lukas Haas, and Liam Neeson are also featured in the crime drama. Iain Canning, Emile Sherman, Steve McQueen, and Arnon Milchan served as producers.
20th Century Fox and Regency Enterprises will release Widows in theaters on November 16, 2018.
The Plot: From Academy Award-winning director Steve McQueen and co-writer and bestselling author Gillian Flynn 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 (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.