Widows is an upcoming heist thriller film directed by Steve McQueen from a screenplay by McQueen and Gillian Flynn, based upon the 1983 ITV series of the same name. The film features an ensemble cast including Viola Davis, Michelle Rodriguez, Elizabeth Debicki, Cynthia Erivo, Colin Farrell, Brian Tyree Henry, Daniel Kaluuya, Garret Dillahunt, Carrie Coon, Jacki Weaver, Jon Bernthal, Manuel Garcia-Rulfo, Robert Duvall and Liam Neeson. 20th Century Fox will release the film on November 16, 2018.
Four armed robbers are killed in a failed heist attempt, only to have their widows step up to finish the job.
On March 27, 2015, the project was announced to be in development with a script written by Gone Girl writer Gillian Flynn and Steve McQueen, with McQueen attached to direct. Originally Jennifer Lawrence was approached for a role, but due to scheduling conflicts she had to decline. On September 27, 2016, Viola Davis joined the cast. On November 10, 2016, Cynthia Erivo joined the cast. As of January 13, 2017, André Holland was in negotiations to join the cast. In February 2017, Elizabeth Debicki, Michelle Rodriguez, and Daniel Kaluuya joined the cast. In March 2017, Liam Neeson joined the cast of the film. In April 2017, Colin Farrell joined the cast of the film. That same month, Robert Duvall joined the cast of the film. In May 2017, Garret Dillahunt, Jacki Weaver, Manuel Garcia-Rulfo and Lukas Haas joined the cast of the film. In June 2017, Carrie Coon was cast in the film.In August 2017, Michael Harney and Jon Bernthal joined the cast of the film