Viola Davis & Fierce Team of Women Seek Revenge in Steve McQueen’s Crime Thriller “Widows”
For his first film since winning best picture in 2014 for “12 Years a Slave,” Academy Award winning director Steve McQueen has teamed with the screenwriter Gillian Flynn (“Gone Girl”) in a modern day thriller, “Widows,” starring Viola Davis, Michelle Rodriguez, Elizabeth Debicki and Cynthia Erivo star as four women who turn to crime after their husbands are killed while committing a robbery. The brilliant ensemble also includes Robert Duvall, Colin Farrell, Liam Neeson (Taken) as Ms. Davis’s husband, and Daniel Kaluuya (“Get Out”), Brian Tyree Henry (Atlanta), as one of the thugs who come after the women for the stolen cash.
Davis stars as the ringleader for the women who come from different worlds and convinces them their to carry out a plan to take on their husband’s enemies, because they wouldn’t suspect them as the culprits.
“Now the best thing we have going for us is being who we are…because no one thinks we have the balls to pull this off,” she says.
“Widows” is scheduled to hit theaters Nov. 16.