Steve McQueen became a big name in the world of film with the incredible success of 12 Years a Slave. The Academy Award winner is back this year with his next film, Widows, set to hit theaters in November. The trailer for Widows promises a departure from much of McQueen’s earlier work: This time, we’re talking big crime. With a screenplay by McQueen and Gillian Flynn (author of Gone Girl), Widows is bound to thrill us all.
The trailer showcases Viola Davis, Michelle Rodriguez, Elizabeth Debicki, and Cynthia Erivo, who will star as four women finishing the heist that led to their husbands’ deaths. However, the star-studded cast does not end there. Liam Neeson, Colin Farrell, Carrie Coon, Daniel Kaluuya, and Andre Holland will make appearances as well.
Adapted from a 1983 miniseries of the same name, Widows offers a new twist on a more traditional gangster film. At a time when people are hungry for thrillers and movies starring women kicking butt, Widows arrives to whet our appetite.
Narrated by Viola Davis, the trailer shows just how far these four characters will go to protect themselves and their families. It is clear that the four women, united by their husbands’ criminal leanings, tragic deaths, and debts, will do what it takes–and enthrall the audience along the way. Check out the trailer below.
Widows arrives in theaters on November 16th. Think you can wait that long?
Featured still from 'Widow' via Regency Enterprises