|WIDOWS OPENS THE 62ND BFI LONDON FILM FESTIVAL
The 62nd BFI London Film Festival, in partnership with American Express, opened with the International Premiere of WIDOWS at Cineworld West End. Steve McQueen was joined on the red carpet by cast members Viola Davis, Michelle Rodriguez and Daniel Kaluuya. Producers Iain Canning and Arnon Milchan were in attendance as well as composer Hans Zimmer, director of photography Sean Bobbitt, original WIDOWS cast member Ann Mitchell and author of the novel Lynda La Plante.
Director: Steve McQueen
Cast: Viola Davis, Michelle Rodriguez, Elizabeth Debicki, Cynthia Erivo, Colin Farrell, Daniel Kaluuya, Jacki Weaver, with Robert Duvall and Liam Neeson
Producers: Iain Canning, Emile Sherman, Steve McQueen, Arnon Milchan
Screenplay: Gillian Flynn & Steve McQueen
From Academy Award®-winning director Steve McQueen (“12 Years a Slave”) and co-writer and bestselling author Gillian Flynn (“Gone Girl”) comes a blistering, modern-day thriller set against the backdrop of crime, passion and corruption. “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 (Oscar® winner 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” also stars Liam Neeson, Colin Farrell, Robert Duvall, Daniel Kaluuya, Lukas Haas and Brian Tyree Henry.