Steve McQueen Thriller ‘Widows’ Opens London Film Festival

IndieWire | 7/12/2018 | Staff
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Steve McQueen’s contemporary Chicago thriller “Widows” (November 16, Fox), starring Viola Davis, will open the 62nd BFI London Film Festival. The international premiere will take place on Wednesday October 10 at the Cineworld, Leicester Square, after its stateside fall film festival debut.

Adapted by McQueen and novelist-screenwriter Gillian Flynn (“Gone Girl”) from Lynda La Plante’s 80s UK television thriller, “Widows” is about a group of women who share a debt left behind by their dead criminal husbands. The film costars Michelle Rodriguez, Elizabeth Debicki, Cynthia Erivo, Colin Farrell, Daniel Kaluuya and Jacki Weaver with Robert Duvall and Liam Neeson.

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“This is scintillatingly rich storytelling from a magnificent filmmaker,” said BFI London Film Festival Artistic Director, Tricia Tuttle, “probing issues around race, class...
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