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Damn! Viola Davis' 'Widows' Trailer Is Packed and Packing

By Dustin Rowles | Industry | August 15, 2018 |

By Dustin Rowles | Industry | August 15, 2018 |


You would be hard-pressed to find a movie as packed with talent as Widows. It comes from writer Gillian Flynn (Gone Girl), director Steve McQueen (12 Years a Slave), and check out this cast: Viola Davis, Elizabeth Debicki, Carrie Coon, Liam Neeson, Jon Bernthal, Colin Farrell, Garret Dillahunt, Michelle Rodriguez, Daniel Kaluuya, Robert Duvall, Jacki Weaver, Brian Tyree Henry, and Cynthia Ervino.

And if you’re wondering if the trailer lives up to the talent behind the film? You’re damn right it does. It looks like the sweet spot between an Oscar-caliber film and a popcorn heist flick.

Here’s your obligatory logline:

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), Linda (Michelle Rodriguez), Alice (Elizabeth Debicki) 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.

Widows is officially the movie I’m most looking forward to this November.

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