Four armed robbers are killed in an explosive heist attempt. Their widows (Viola Davis, Elizabeth Debicki, Cynthia Erivo, Michelle Rodriguez)—with nothing in common except a debt left behind by their dead husbands’ criminal activities—take fate into their hands to forge a future on their own terms.
Based on a popular U.K. television series of the same name, created by Lynda LaPlante, Widows is directed, cowritten, and produced by Academy Award–winning filmmaker Steve McQueen (12 Years a Slave). The screenplay is cowritten by Gillian Flynn (Gone Girl).
“What’s so powerful for me about this story is that these four women from different racial, social, and financial backgrounds came together to achieve their common goal. They understood that by working together they were capable of anything.” —director Steve McQueen