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New Widows trailer finds Viola Davis getting her crew into shape

After making the harrowing Best Picture winner 12 YEARS A SLAVE director Steve McQueen is back with a brand-new thriller featuring an all-star cast. The movie centers on four women (Viola Davis, Michelle Rodriguez, Elizabeth Debicki and Cynthia Erivo) whose husbands died during a heist and who now find themselves having to pull off a job themselves for the sake of their futures. The latest trailer is here showing Davis getting her crew into shape for the mission ahead of them, proving if there’s anyone who should least the next big heist franchise, it’s her.

This is McQueen’s first movie in five years, and he directs from a script by Gillian Flynn (GONE GIRL), assembling a great cast that also includes Colin Farrell, Liam Neeson, Jon Bernthal, Daniel Kaluuya, Brian Tyree Henry, Jacki Weaver, Carrie Coon, Andre Holland and Robert Duvall.

Here is the full synopsis:

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. 

Overall the movie looks like it has all the classic heist movie elements, but it’s given a dramatic kick with some fantastic leading performers. McQueen also brings his visceral style to the proceedings, making this look like an especially heavy and suspenseful thriller. I don’t think this will be quite the Oscar contender like his past work has been, but it looks a solid outing nonetheless. All I know is that if Davis ever leads a real heist I want in. I can be the guy whose whole job is to get shot so the others can get away. What, I don’t even care.  

WIDOWS arrives November 16.

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