Steve McQueen’s surprises with his latest feature 'Widows'. I was ready to bet the farm and more that his venture into genre filmmaking would be nothing short of brilliant – and it is. But the surprise for me lay in how he goes about crafting a caper that is aware it is subverting rules of the genre on a few layers.
WIDOWS (2018) Review
Spoilers! — Set in contemporary Chicago, amidst a time of turmoil, four women with nothing in common except a debt left behind by their dead husbands' criminal activities, take fate into their own hands, and conspire to forge a future on their own terms.
'Widows' Trailer 20th Century Fox
First trailer for Steve McQueen's 'Widows'
It’s been a long wait but we finally have our first look at 20th Century Fox's Widows! — After a five-year hiatus, Academy award-winner Steve McQueen makes his anticipated return directing what looks to be 20th Century Fox's next awards contender Widows. McQueen along with bestselling novelist Gillian Flynn (Gone Girl) co-wrote a screenplay based on a 1980’s British miniseries that follows four women who – following the death of their husbands during a failed heist attempt – take on their unfinished business in order to pay off their spouse’s debts.
First images from Steve McQueen's heist thriller 'Widows'
Aside from being one of my 'most anticipated' films of 2018, it's likely Steve McQueen and Gillian Flynn's collaboration will also land atop my list of favorite films of 2018. Lofty expectations? Nah.
Liam Neeson in Talks for Steve McQueen's 'Widows' Starring Viola Davis
Liam Neeson is in talks to play Viola Davis' husband in 12 Years a Slave director Steve McQueen's upcoming heist thriller Widows. He'll join Elizabeth Debicki, Cinthia Erivo, Michelle Rodriguez, Daniel Kaluuya, and Andre Holland.
Michelle Rodriguez Joins Steve McQueen's 'Widows'
Michelle Rodriguez has joined Steve McQueen and New Regency's heist thriller Widows, joining Viola Davis and Cynthia Erivo. Gone Girl writer Gillian Flynn has co-written the script with McQueen, and the project is based on the 1983 British mini-series of the same name written by Lynda LaPlante.
Viola Davis Joins '12 Years a Slave' Director Steve McQueen's 'Widows'
Suicide Squad star Viola Davis has joined Widows, from 12 Years a Slave director Steve McQueen and New Regency. McQueen co-wrote the script along with Gone Girl author Gillian Flynn, and is based on the British miniseries.