They always say behind every man there’s a strong woman and they are usually the ones who clean up the mess the men make. In Steve McQueen‘s Widows, Four ladies in question have a settle to score, plotting a heist.
Five years after the last McQueen film (12 Years A Slave) the British filmmaker returns to big screen as four women (lead by Viola Davis)attempt pay the debt of their dead husbands. Most of all take their own fate into their own hands.
This looks a departure from the McQueen’s usual style, however, he wanted to make a modern-day gangster thriller. Now he has and what we’re seeing we’re rather excited about this! The first trailer introduced all the main players in the film, this new UK trailer dives a little deeper into the story. We do also find more details about the heist itself, so can this hold itself during the awards season?
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.
Widows will make its world premiere at BFI London Film Festival on 10th October. The film will make its UK and Irish cinematic release on 6th November.