- 12 Jul 18
Widows is from Steve McQueen who directed Bobby Sands biopic Hunger
BFI and production company Film4 have confirmed highly anticipated film Widows will open this year's prestigious London Film Festival.
The film centres on a group of widows (Viola Davis, Michelle Rodriguez, Elizabeth Debicki) who must complete the heist that left their husbands (including Liam Neeson and Jon Bernthal) dead. If they don’t, it seems they’ll have to answer to Colin Farrell and Daniel Kaluyya shady looking villains.
Widows is directed by Steve McQueen, whose films Hunger, Shame and 12 Years a Slave were critically acclaimed. The latter won a Best Picture Oscar in 2013.
Adapted from an 1983 ITV series, the film will be written by Gillian Flynn, author behind novels and screen adaptations of Gone Girl and Sharp Objects.
The London Film Festival will kick off October 10, 2018.
The trailer for Widows is available to watch below.