‘Widows’ Trailer: Viola Davis Leads Star-Studded Thriller from ’12 Years a Slave’ Director Steve McQueen

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Okay, this one’s moved high up on our ‘can’t wait’ list.

Take a look at the first trailer to arrive for the upcoming thriller Widows, from Oscar-winning filmmaker Steve McQueen (12 Years a Slave, Shame, Hunger). Viola Davis, Michelle Rodriguez, Elizabeth Debicki and Cynthia Erivo play the titular women, who are left with nothing but debt when their criminal husbands are killed. They team up, on a mission to take their fate into their own hands.

Apart from a fantastic cast that also includes Liam Neeson, Colin Farrell, Robert Duvall, Daniel Kaluuya and Jon Bernthal, Widows also boasts a screenplay by McQueen and Gone Girl author Gillian Flynn, who adapted that novel for David Fincher. Check out the trailer below; it looks great.

Widows, also starring Carrie Coon, Garret Dillahunt, Brian Tyree Henry and Jacki Weaver, will open in the US on November 26 and arrives in Australia on November 29.

Official synopsis for Widows:

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.

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