20th Century Fox released the first trailer for Steve McQueen’s star-studded new movie, Widows. Co-written by McQueen and Gone Girl author Gillian Flynn, stars Viola Davis, Michelle Rodriguez, Elizabeth Debicki, and Cynthia Erivo as four women who decide to finish the heist that killed their four husbands.
Check out the first trailer for Widows below:
McQueen has assembled an impressive ensemble cast for the film, including Liam Neeson, who plays Davis’ spouse, as well as Colin Farrell, Lukas Haas, Robert Duvall, Jon Bernthal, Carrie Coon, and Andre Holland and Daniel Kaluuya (who look like an intimidating pair in this movie by any standard), with music by the great Hans Zimmer.
“Our husbands aren’t coming back,” Davis explains in the trailer. “We’re on our own. They stole a lot of money and now people want it from us. Now, the best thing we have going for us is being who we are. Because no one thinks we have the balls to pull this off.” Davis and co. aren’t messing around and this looks to be Steve McQueen’s first foray into all-out action; a crime film that looks to combine aspects of Michael Mann’s Heat and F. Gary Gray’s Set It Off.
The film comes five years after McQueen stormed the awards circuit with his searing historical drama 12 Years A Slave, and the first trailer for Widows promises this artist is back at it with style to spare and an unflinching eye for palpable darkness. His other credits include the critically lauded pictures Hunger and Shame.
Widows is based on the 1983 British miniseries by Lynda La Plante (Prime Suspect). The series later went on to spawn two more miniseries, as well as 1992 U.S. television remake starring Mercedes Ruehl, Brooke Shields, Rosie Perez and N’Bushe Wright.
Again, we’ll just reiterate that cast again!
Widows is slated to hit theaters on November 16.
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