What...an amazing come-together of talent.
Fences’ Viola Davis – y’ know, the Oscar-nominated, Emmy-winning star of TV’s How to Get Away with Murder (who also has a Tony, btw) – is going to headline Widows, the new feature film that Academy Award winner Steve McQueen (12 Years a Slave) is getting ready to direct from a script co-written with Gone Girl’s Gillian Flynn.
A heist thriller, Widows, as the title suggests, will revolve around four women who have experienced unbearable loss as they team up...to pull a fast one.
The project is based on a British TV series from the ’80s, on which a group of armed robbers – all men – meet their maker during a robbery gone awry (for them).
Enter their wives, who then decide to finish the job.
Like total badasses.