Widows Movie

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Four women who team up to complete a heist.

Who's Involved:

Michelle Rodriguez, Colin Farrell, Cynthia Erivo, Viola Davis, Elizabeth Debicki, Robert Duvall, Liam Neeson, Jon Bernthal, Jacki Weaver, Brian Tyree Henry, Emile Sherman, Gillian Flynn, Steve McQueen, Daniel Kaluuya, Garret Dillahunt, Carrie Coon, Iain Canning, Manuel Garcia-Rulfo

Release Date:

Friday, November 16, 2018 (Nationwide)

Rating: R

Runtime: N/A

Plot: What's the story about?

From Academy Award-winning director Steve McQueen (12 Years a Slave) and co-writer and bestselling author Gillian Flynn (Gone Girl) comes a blistering, modern-day thriller set against the backdrop of crime, passion and corruption. Widows is the story of four women with nothing in common except a debt left behind by their dead husbands' criminal activities. Set in contemporary Chicago, amid a time of turmoil, tensions build when Veronica (Oscar® winner Viola Davis), Linda (Michelle Rodriguez), Alice (Elizabeth Debicki) and Belle (Cynthia Erivo) take their fate into their own hands and conspire to forge a future on their own terms.

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Cast: Who stars in it?

Crew: Who's making Widows

A look at the Widows behind-the-scenes crew and production team. The film's director Steve McQueen last directed 12 Years a Slave and Shame. The film's writer Steve McQueen last wrote 12 Years a Slave and Shame.


Iain Canning
Steve McQueen
Emile Sherman

Production: What we know about Widows

Key Facts

  1. The film adaptation will be contemporary and set in a U.S. city. The script calls for four female leads: two black, one white and one Latina (Hollywood Reporter, 9/27/16).
  2. Based on the 1980s British TV series written by Lynda La Plante.

Filming Timeline

On or about April 28, 2018, the film was in Completed status.

On or about October 27, 2017, the film was in Post-Production status.

On or about April 22, 2017, the film was in Production status.

On or about September 27, 2016, the film was in Pre-Production status.

On or about November 25, 2014, the film was in Development status.

Widows Release Date: When was it released?

Widows was released in 2018 on Friday, November 16, 2018 (Nationwide release). There were 18 other movies released on the same date, including Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald, Green Book and Instant Family.

When will the movie be on DVD?

Tuesday, February 5, 2019

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