Award-winning indie director Steve McQueen (“12 Years A Slave”, “Shame”) has announced his next movie, a heist thriller based on a 1980’s TV miniseries.
The series ran on the British channel ITV, and was called “Widows”, created by Lynda La Plante, who was also behind the series “Prime Suspect” starring Helen Mirren. “Widows” is about four widows of armed robbers who join together to finish the robbery which killed their husbands.
For the movie Steve McQueen is once again teaming with New Regency, and their President Brad Weston couldn’t be happier. "After the tremendous success and the amazing journey we experienced together on '12 Years A Slave,' we formed a true friendship with Steve,” says Weston in an official statement, “He is like family to all of us here at New Regency and we are thrilled he has entrusted us with this project. We can't wait to collaborate with him once again."
It sounds like Steve will now be searching for four great female leads, here’s hoping he works with Lupita Nyong’o once again.
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