Widows premiered at the 2018 Toronto Film Festival in Canada. It is co-written and directed by Twelve Years a Slave Oscar Winning director Steve McQueen. Gone Girl and Sharp Objects writer Gillian Flynn co-wrote the script from the Lynda LaPlante original.
The film stars Viola Davis, Liam Neeson, Michelle Rodriguez, Elizabeth Debicki, Carrie Coon, Colin Farrell, Robert Duvall, Jon Bernthal and Daniel Kaluuya. Composer Hans Zimmer also joins the cast on stage in these press conference highlights.
During these press conference highlights McQueen talks about seeing the original mini series and how the themes stuck with him and why he decided now was the right time to tell this story again. Viola Davis is thoroughly deified as an acting Goddess, and Hans Zimmer talks about being a tea boy to the composer on the Lynda LaPlante series.
Widows is released on the 6th of November, 2018 in the UK and the 16th of November, 2018 in the US.
Widows TIFF Press Conference Highlights
Set in contemporary Chicago, amidst a time of turmoil, four women with nothing in common except a debt left behind by their dead husbands’ criminal activities, take fate into their own hands, and conspire to forge a future on their own terms.