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 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 in the sum 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. Alice acquires Glock pistols and a getaway van at a car auction 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 Bash is murdered by Manning's crew, Linda recruits Belle, her children's babysitter, to be their driver. When Veronica visits Amanda and notices Harry's flask on a table, she deduces that Harry is the father of Amanda's newborn child. Devastated by Harry's infidelity, Veronica leaves. 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 is busy scanning the property for cameras and security guards. Veronica acquires the code to the safe by blackmailing the CEO of the Mulligans' security company, using incriminating photos left in Harry's notebook.
Principal photography began on May 8, 2017 in Chicago, Illinois.
The film Widows was scheduled to be released by Twentieth Century Fox, Nordisk Filmdistribusjon, Warner Bros., Forum Hungary, Odeon, Big Picture 2 Films and 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment Japan 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)