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Liam Neeson Rumored to Play Husband to Badass Viola Davis in Steve McQueen’s Heist Thriller Widows

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Following her Oscar win for Fences, Viola Davis deserves her own action thriller with an all-star supporting cast and a piece-of-still-looking-fine arm candy, which according to Variety is exactly what she’ll get in Widows. Liam Neeson is allegedly in talks to join the project as Davis’s husband. The heist flick is being directed by Steve McQueen — his first feature film since 2013’s Oscar-winning 12 Years a Slave — and will be co-written by Gone Girl author Gillian Flynn. Like the 1983 British miniseries of the same name, Widows is about an armed robbery that goes wrong, killing the wrong-doers and leaving the widows to finish the job (that would be Davis and friends). It is also set to star Elizabeth Debicki, Cynthia Erivo, Michelle Rodriguez, Daniel Kaluuya (Get Out), and Andre Holland (Moonlight).

Liam Neeson Might Be Joining Viola Davis in Widows