Viola Davis brings together a fearsome foursome of grieving women to pull off a violent caper in the newly released trailer for “Widows,” a Chicago-set thriller from Oscar-winning director Steve McQueen.
The trailer for “Widows” (above), McQueen’s first feature film since 2013’s “12 Years a Slave,” plays like a dark and gritty cross between “Heat” and “Ocean's 8.” The plot follows Veronica (Davis), one of the titular widows, as she teams up with three other grieving women—Elizabeth Debicki (“Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 2”), Cynthia Erivo, and Stern Show veteran Michelle Rodriguez (“The Fate of the Furious”)—to plan a heist after the deaths of their criminal husbands, who left them each indebted to vicious gangsters. Now, the only way out might be a crime spree of their own.
“Our husbands aren’t coming back. We’re on our own,” Viola explains in the clip (above). “They stole a lot of money and now people want it from us.”
Co-written by McQueen and author Gillian Flynn (“Gone Girl”), “Widows” co-stars a heap of Hollywood heavyweights, including Daniel Kaluuya, Colin Farrell, Lukas Haas, Liam Neeson, Brian Tyree Henry, and past Stern Show guests Robert Duvall and Jon Bernthal.
“Widows” opens in theaters on Nov. 16. Watch the official trailer (above).