Directed by Steve McQueen, Widows centers around four, well, widows who find themselves left with their husbands’ debts after their deaths. The twist; their husbands were armed robbers and the debt involves a failed heist that killed them. With the debt collectors breathing down their necks, these 4 women look to pull off a heist of their own. What can you say? When you want something done right you always turn to the women.
The ridiculously incredible cast includes Viola Davis, Michelle Rodriguez, Elizabeth Debicki, Cynthia Erivo, Liam Neeson, Colin Farrell, Brian Tyree Henry (<3), Carrie Coon (<3) Daniel Kaluuya, Robert Duvall, and Jon Bernthal among many others. McQueen co-wrote the screenplay alongside Gillian Flynn, author of Gone Girl and writer of its adaptation.
So, interested yet? And if not, what more do you need?
Widows looks absolutely terrific. It has an incredible cast combining with a damn good writer and director to tell an interesting gangster story. And you know, maybe we’ve all seen women left to clean up messes their husbands left behind too many times. But damn if I’m not excited to see this version of it. I can’t imagine how it’s not worth a watch.
Widows is set to pay its debts when it hits theaters on November 16.