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 (Liam Neeson), a renowned thief, is killed alongside his partners Carlos (Manuel Garcia-Rulfo), Florek (Jon Bernthal), and Jimmy (Coburn Goss) during a botched robbery. His widow, Veronica (Viola Davis), is threatened by crime boss Jamal Manning (Brian Tyree Henry), from whom Harry and his partners robbed $2 million. Jamal needs the money to finance his electoral campaign for alderman of a South Side precinct, where he is running against Jack Mulligan (Colin Farrell), the next-in-line of the Mulligan political family who have historically dominated the alderman position. Veronica discovers Harry's notebook, which contains a detailed plan for a heist worth $5 million. She decides to carry out the plan to repay her debt to Jamal, and recruits two of the other widows, Alice (Elizabeth Debicki) and Linda (Michelle Rodriguez), to assist her. The fourth widow, Amanda (Carrie Coon), does not show at their initial meeting; when Veronica visits Amanda and learns she has a newborn child, she opts not to mention the heist plan to her. Alice buys the getaway car and guns, while Linda is tasked with deciphering a blueprint in Harry's plan. Alice uses David (Lukas Haas), 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 (Garret Dillahunt) is murdered by Manning's people, Linda recruits Belle (Cynthia Erivo), 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 (Matt Walsh), using incriminating photographs left in Harry's notebook.
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 129 minutes. With a budget of $42 million, the film grossed over $75.6 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)