Viola Davis leads a gang of women in the first trailer for Widows, a film from 12 Years a Slave director Steve McQueen. The film, which focuses on four women who come together following the deaths of their criminal husbands, is based on the the 1983 British miniseries by Lynda La Plante (Prime Suspect).
The original series focused on three women that were forced to finish a heist after their husbands were killed in a failed robbery. The series later went on to spawn two more miniseries, as well as 1992 U.S. television remake starring Mercedes Ruehl, Brooke Shields, Rosie Perez and N’Bushe Wright.
Widows is described as a blistering, modern-day thriller that's set against the backdrop of crime, passion and corruption in contemporary Chicago. It's the story of four women that have absolutely nothing in common outside of the debt left by their late husbands. Forced to take fate into their own hands, Veronica (Davis), Alice (Elizabeth Debicki), Linda (Michelle Rodriguez) and Belle (Cynthia Erivo) conspire to forge a future built on their own terms.
The film marks the first feature for McQueen since he won an Academy Award for Best Director for 12 Years a Slave in 2014.
Directed by Steve McQueen and co-written by Gone Girl author Gillian Flynn, Widows stars Viola Davis, Elizabeth Debicki, Michelle Rodriguez, Cynthia Erivo, Daniel Kaluuya, Liam Neeson, Jon Bernthal and Colin Farrell. The film is slated to hit theaters on Nov. 16.