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The BFI London Film Festival has set Steve McQueen’s heist movie “Widows” as its opening night gala film. The movie packs a star-power punch for LFF’s opening, with a cast that includes Oscar winner Viola Davis, Liam Neeson, Elizabeth Debicki, and “Get Out” star Daniel Kaluuya.
The film follows the wives of a gang of armed robbers who are killed in a failed heist attempt, leaving their widows to finish the job. Set in modern-day Chicago, it is based upon a London-set miniseries from Lynda La Plante that captured viewers’ imaginations when it was aired on ITV in the early 1980s.
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McQueen directed and produced “Widows,” his first feature since Academy Award-winning “12 Years a Slave.” He co-wrote the script with “Gone Girl” author Gillian Flynn.
“I am absolutely delighted that ‘Widows’ will be opening this year’s BFI London Film Festival,” McQueen said. “Watching the U.K. TV...
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