Widows is a 2018 heist film directed by Steve McQueen.
20th Century Fox on Wednesday, August 15, 2018 released the trailer:
Widows | Official Trailer | 20th Century FOX.
Harry Rawlings, a renowned thief, is killed alongside his partners during a botched robbery. His widow, Veronica, is threatened by crime boss Jamal Manning, from whom Harry and his partners stole $2 million. Jamal needs the money to finance his electoral campaign for alderman of a South Side ward, where he is running against Jack Mulligan, the next-in-line of a dynastic family who have historically dominated the alderman position. Veronica discovers Harry's notebook, which contains a detailed plan for a heist of $5 million. She decides to carry out the plan to repay her debt to Jamal, and recruits two of the other widows, Alice and Linda, to assist her. The fourth widow, Amanda, does not show at their initial meeting; when Veronica visits Amanda and notices Harry's flask on a table, she realizes that Harry is the father of Amanda's newborn child. Devastated by Harry's infidelity, Veronica leaves. Alice buys the getaway car and guns, while Linda is tasked with deciphering a blueprint in Harry's plan. Alice uses a real estate executive with whom she is in a transactional relationship to identify the blueprint as a safe in Jack Mulligan's home. When Veronica's loyal chauffeur is murdered by Manning's people, Linda recruits Belle, her children's babysitter, to be their driver. Veronica visits the Mulligan home to ask Jack for protection from Manning - a request he rebuffs - and to case the premises in advance of the heist, while Belle scans the external security. Veronica acquires the code to the safe by blackmailing the CEO of the Mulligans' security company, using incriminating photos left in Harry's notebook. The group commences the heist but is interrupted by Tom Mulligan, father of Jack and alderman incumbent, who shoots and wounds Alice; Linda returns fire and kills him. They escape with the money, but are caught by Jamal's brother Jatemme, who steals it from them. The group chases down Jatemme, ramming his van off the road into a median, killing him, and retrieves the money. The group then splits up and goes their separate ways, with Veronica returning to the hideout. Harry, who had faked his death and set up his partners after being hired by Jack, arrives at the hideout to take the money from Veronica so that he can build a new life with Amanda. Veronica kills Harry after he attacks her.
Principal photography began on May 8, 2017 in Chicago, Illinois.
The film Widows was scheduled to be released by 20th Century Fox on September 8, 2018 (TIFF), on November 6, 2018 (United Kingdom), on November 16, 2018 (United States) and on December 6, 2018 (Germany).
The duration of the film is 130 minutes. With a budget of $42 million, the film grossed over $76 million.
The film had received a "R" rating.
Widows got high rating from critics. The audience also likes the film. Audiences polled by CinemaScore gave the film an average grade of "B" on a scale ranging from A+ to F.
Official website: foxmovies.com/movies/widows
Wikipedia: Widows (2018 film)