Steve McQueen hasn’t made a film since his Oscar-winning triumph 12 Years a Slave. Fortunately, we won’t have to wait long for his follow-up, and boy does this look like a winner?!
Widows is based on an ITV series of the same name from 1983, written by the legendary Lynda La Plante (who was responsible for Prime Suspect). The set-up is simple: Four armed robbers are killed when a heist goes wrong, and it’s up to their respective widows to finish the job.
We’re always up for a crime thriller, especially when the screenplay is co-written by the creator of Gone Girl, Gillian Flynn. And then there’s that cast: Viola Davis, Michelle Rodriguez, Cynthia Erivo, Elizabeth Debicki, Colin Farrell, Carrie Coon, Daniel Kaluuya, Liam Neeson, Andre Holland and Robert Duvall!
We’re booking our seats now!
Widows has a release date of November 16 in America, which means it’s probably going to premiere at the Toronto Film Festival, or maybe Venice, in preparation for Oscar season. This isn’t typical awards fare, but then again, neither was Get Out, The Shape of Water or Moonlight.