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Trailer: Steve McQueen returns with ‘Widows’

Liam Neeson and Viola Davis in Twentieth Century Fox’s WIDOWS. Photo Credit: Courtesy Twentieth Century Fox.

Four years after 12 Years A Slave won best picture, Steve McQueen returns with a new film that may have him running the race for the award for the second time.

20th Century Fox has today released the first trailer for Widows, a film marking a collaboration between McQueen and Gone Girl author Gillian Flynn.

The upcoming movie stars a ray of Hollywood stars, including Viola Davis, Elizabeth Debicki, Michelle Rodriguez, and Cynthia Erivo who portray women who group together to complete a heist that had previously killed their husbands.

McQueen is primarily known for using his films to discuss challenging subjects, such as sex addiction in Shame and American Slavery in 12 Years A SlaveWidows is also notable for being the directors first feature film since 12 Years A Slave won best picture at the 2014 Academy Awards.

Read the official synopsis below:

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), Alice (Elizabeth Debicki), Linda (Michelle Rodriguez) 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 theatres November 16, 2018.

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