Viola Davis, Michelle Rodriguez, Cynthia Erivo and Elizabeth Debicki unite to tackle their late criminal husbands’ unfinished job in the new trailer for director Steve McQueen’s upcoming thriller Widows.
The unsettling clip opens with Brian Tyree Henry (Atlanta)’s antagonist threatening Davis’ character, Veronica. “You have no idea, do you? Or did you choose not to know?” he intones, warning that he wants to reclaim the $2 million that her husband (Liam Neeson) stole from him. “This is about my life. And because it’s about my life, it now becomes about yours.”
The preview shows the widows mourning their husbands, brainstorming their unlikely revenge scenario and training with guns. “If this whole thing goes wrong, I want my kids to know that I didn’t just sit there and take it – I did something,” Veronica says.
McQueen (12 Years a Slave) and co-writer Gillian Flynn (Gone Girl) adapted Widows from a 1980s British TV series of the same name. The film, out November 16th, also stars Colin Farrell, Get Out‘s Daniel Kaluuya, Carrie Coon, Jon Bernthal, Robert Duvall and Moonlight‘s André Holland.