Elizabeth Debicki to Commit Armed Robbery in Steve McQueen’s Widows

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Director Steve McQueen is assembling a fascinating cast for his upcoming film Widows. With Viola Davis and Cynthia Erivo already signed on for this cinematic adaptation of a 1983 British mini-series about a trio of widows who come together to finish the armed robbery each of their husbands died carrying out, Variety is now reporting that Elizabeth Debicki is set to co-star. Also in the ensemble? André Holland. This will be McQueen’s first feature film since 2013’s 12 Years a Slave, and clearly he’s just been saving up all his energy to channel the combined forces of this powerhouse drama troupe. The script for Widows comes by way of Gone Girl author and screenwriter Gillian Flynn, and we’ll make the same request here that we made earlier today: Since Erivo is onboard, any chance this could be a crime-caper musical?

Elizabeth Debicki to Commit Armed Robbery in Widows