First Trailer for Steve McQueen's Heist Thriller 'Widows' Set in Chicago

June 4, 2018
Source: YouTube

Widows Trailer

"In this city, you reap what you sow." 20th Century Fox has released the first official trailer for the new film by highly acclaimed director Steve McQueen (of Hunger, Shame, 12 Years a Slave) titled Widows. 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. McQueen co-wrote the script for this with "Gone Girl" author Gillian Flynn, and put together an incredibly impressive ensemble cast here. Widows stars Elizabeth Debicki, Viola Davis, Michelle Rodriguez, Cynthia Erivo as the four primary women, along with Garret Dillahunt, Liam Neeson, Carrie Coon, Daniel Kaluuya, Jon Bernthal, Colin Farrell, Robert Duvall, Brian Tyree Henry, Jacki Weaver, Kevin J. O'Connor, and Lukas Haas. This looks incredible already, way more major than McQueen's past work, way more thrilling. But we all know McQueen is one of the best. Bring it.

Here's the first official trailer for Steve McQueen's Widows, direct from Fox's YouTube:

Widows Movie

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 (Viola Davis), Alice (Elizabeth Debicki), Linda (Michelle Rodriguez) and Belle (Cynthia Erivo) take their fate into their own hands and conspire to forge a future on their own terms. Widows is directed by Oscar-nominated British filmmaker Steve McQueen, of the films Hunger, Shame, and 12 Years a Slave previously. The screenplay is written by Gillian Flynn & Steve McQueen; based on the TV series "Widows" written by Lynda La Plante. This is expected to premiere at film festivals first later this year. 20th Century Fox will then release McQueen's Widows starting November 16th later this fall. First impression? You in?

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Not a strong trailer as I was expecting but damn this is still s one of my most anticipated movies this year!

Brandon Cole on Jun 4, 2018


i actually thought the trailer was pretty damn good

The Red Pill on Jun 4, 2018


It's good! I just felt the trailer was cut pretty typical of it's genre which can be a good thing also. I really wanted to feel the tone within the trailer especially with the cast x crew on this one!

Brandon Cole on Jun 4, 2018

4 that is a trailer...

The Red Pill on Jun 4, 2018


Of course, this looks intense and probably a good watch. But I still can't help myself wondering what is with Americans and the world of crime. They're so fascinated by it ...

shiboleth on Jun 4, 2018


My statement is limited to Western countries, so Britain and Sweden can be counted in that. Even so, they are much different than US. But what I really wonder, when it comes to the violence, and I said that before, is a doubt about the possibility of including US in Western countries or in the countries of the Third World. Highly stylized violence and crime in US make countries like Britain and Sweden, and not only them, extremely developed civilizations beyond reach for US in the next two or three centuries. Exaggeration? Probably. But not totally ...

shiboleth on Jun 5, 2018


The rest of the world is not perfect Bo either, and my neighborhood can be also listed as problematic one. But shooting in the schools, suicides of the whole families, shutdowns with guns on the working place, etc. No, sorry, I don't see that in many places outside of US. Although I do believe that yours is an interesting and marvelous country in many respects where one could find a lot of interesting things, culturally, historically and socially. I really am sorry for a violence being such a fascination there, since a lot of people that I know finds the violence (and the corporate culture, to be honest) as an ultimate problem and reason why not choose US as a possible place to live. I said before, I have friends from Canada and they adore your culture but are avoiding going to US since they find so many things problematic there, and some of them are mentioned here. Anyway, something is dysfunctional there, but in almost pathological level. Cheers Bo! p.s. How you doin'? Everything fine? Hopefully ...

shiboleth on Jun 5, 2018



DAVIDPD on Jun 4, 2018


Kinda reminds me of the 1996 film, Set It Off. I didn't get the feeling that this film is glorifying violence, though (at least not in this trailer). There seems to be more of a focus on the drama. We'll see how it comes together.

WatchAMovie_CallMeIntheMorning on Jun 4, 2018


Yeah that's exactly what this looks like. Been noticing we've been getting quite a number of "secret remakes" for a while now. Looks decent enough though.

JohnDoeB on Jun 5, 2018

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