’12 Years A Slave’ director Steve McQueen’s new film to premiere at London film festival

Viola Davis, Michelle Rodriguez and Liam Neeson all star in his latest project

12 Years A Slave director Steve McQueen’s new movie Widows is set to premiere at BFI’s London Film Festival later this year.

The modern-day thriller is co-written by the Oscar-winning director with Gone Girl‘s Gillian Flynn and unites a group of four women with nothing in common except a debt left behind by their dead husbands’ criminal activities, reports Deadline.

Viola Davis, Michelle Rodriguez, Elizabeth Debicki and Cynthia Erivo star in McQueen’s latest movie. You can view a trailer below.


The film is based on the eponymous TV series by Lynda La Plante and sees McQueen producing with Iain Canning, Emile Sherman and Arnon Milchan.

Widows also stars Liam Neeson, Colin Farrell, Robert Duvall, Daniel Kaluuya, Jacki Weaver, Lukas Haas and Brian Tyree Henry.

McQueen said: “I am absolutely delighted that Widows will be opening this year’s BFI London Film Festival. Watching the UK TV version of Lynda La Plante’s original thriller as a teenager in the 80s had a major impact on me and so it feels very special to be sharing this film with a UK audience.”

Widows was made in association with Film4, and will be released in UK cinemas on November 9.

The 62nd BFI London Film Festival runs October 10-21 with the full lineup set to be revealed on August 30.


McQueen previously worked with Kanye West on the video for his tracks ‘All Day’ and ‘I Feel Like That’.