Viola Davis plays the widow of a crime boss who is deep in debt to some very bad men in the explosive trailer for Steve McQueen’s new thriller “Widows.”
The film, which McQueen wrote with “Gone Girl” author Gillian Flynn based on the novel by Lynda LaPlante, looks nothing like his Oscar-winning “12 Years a Slave” with its explosive action scenes.
Davis plays a woman in modern Chicago who joins forces with three other women whose husbands also died owing significant sums to criminal types: Elizabeth Debicki, Michelle Rodriguez and Cynthia Erivo.
The quartet decides to take their fate into their own hands and conspire to forge a future on their own terms — donning masks, loading guns and generally behaving like guys typically do in crime thrillers.
“Widows” also stars Liam Neeson, Colin Farrell, Robert Duvall, Daniel Kaluuya, Lukas Haas and Brian Tyree Henry.
Regency and 20th Century Fox will release the film in theaters November 16