Gillian Flynn and Steve McQueen Partner For Heist Thriller

"Gone Girl" author and screenwriter Gillian Flynn will team with "12 Years a Slave" director Steve McQueen to co-write a heist thriller for New Regency, Deadline reports. McQueen is set to direct.

The film is based on "Widows," the 1983 British miniseries by Lynda La Plante ("Prime Suspect")  about three criminals who are killed in a failed armed robbery, leaving their widows to pull off the heist themselves. It inspired two subsequent miniseries as well as 1992 U.S. remake that starred Mercedes Ruehl, Brooke Shields, Rosie Perez and N'Bushe Wright.

Film 4 will co-finance the movie, which will be produced by McQueen and Iain Canning and Emile Sherman of See-Saw Films (who worked with the director on "Shame").

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