20th Century Fox has unveiled a brand new trailer for their upcoming Steve McQueen (12 Years a Slave) collaboration Widows. Directed by McQueen and written by Gillian Flynn (Gone Girl), the story follows four widows who have nothing in common expect the debt left behind from their dead husbands’ criminal life. Set in Chicago, the women decide to take their fate into their own hands and come together to set a future on their terms.
This film looks absolutely fantastic. Wow. I was not expecting to love this trailer as much as I did. I remember seeing its first trailer a few months ago and instantly being interested in it because of the director and cast, but with this second trailer we get much more of the story and now that’s what I’m interested in the most. That’s what 12 Years a Slave displayed the most for McQueen, that between it all, he can flat-out tell stories. And with a combination of storytelling and awesome looking action, this could end up being a favorite of the year.
On the flip side, there’s a completely other attribute to this film in Gillian Flynn. Her ability to write and tell stories, just as much as McQueen, might be second to none. She wrote Gone Girl and look how that turned out. It’s one of the greatest mystery thrillers of the last decade. Just as her collaboration with David Fincher was highly anticipated, this collaboration with McQueen will have a lot of people flocking to theaters to see this film.
Check out the brand new trailer below and after doing so, head down to the comments and leave your thoughts! How did you like the trailer? Does the story interest you? What about that cast? Starring Viola Davis, Michelle Rodriguez, Elizabeth Debicki, Cynthia Erivo, Liam Neeson, Colin Farrell, Robert Duvall, Daniel Kaluuya, Lukas Haas and Brian Tyree Henry, McQueen’s Widows hits theaters on November 16th.
From Academy Award®-winning director Steve McQueen (“12 Years a Slave”) and co-writer and bestselling author Gillian Flynn (“Gone Girl”) comes a blistering, modern-day thriller set against the backdrop of crime, passion and corruption. “Widows” is the story of four women with nothing in common except a debt left behind by their dead husbands’ criminal activities. Set in contemporary Chicago, amid a time of turmoil, tensions build when Veronica (Oscar® winner Viola Davis), Linda (Michelle Rodriguez), Alice (Elizabeth Debicki) and Belle (Cynthia Erivo) take their fate into their own hands and conspire to forge a future on their own terms.