New Widows Trailer Revels in the Best Cast of the Year

If you’re looking for a nearly unbeatable combination of talent, you’ll be hard-pressed to top the team that came together for Widows. Writer/director Steve McQueen (12 Years a Slave) co-wrote the script with Gone Girl and Sharp Objects scribe Gillian Flynn, and they’ve assembled an outrageous cast: Viola Davis, Michelle Rodriguez, Elizabeth Debicki, Cynthia Erivo, Colin Farrell, Brian Tyree Henry, Daniel Kaluuya, Garret Dillahunt, Carrie Coon, Jacki Weaver, Jon Bernthal, Manuel Garcia-Rulfo, Robert Duvall and Liam Neeson. And finally, the film’s premise, which centers on a group of women who are left with their recently dead husband’s debt and some seriously dangerous people out to collect it is deliciously juicy. The film is based on Lynda La Plante’s thriller of the same name and has already been adapted twice for the small screen. Once in 1983, and again in 2002. Something tells us the McQueen/Flynn/Viola Davis version will be the best of the bunch.

There’s no need to take our word for it: the latest trailer leavens all this talent and the crackerjack story into a potent, two-and-a-half minute shot of adrenalin.

Here’s the 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), 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 hits theaters on November 16, 2018.

Featured image: Viola Davis and Cynthia Erivo star in Twentieth Century Fox’s WIDOWS. Photo Credit: Merrick Morton. 20th Century Fox.


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