Steve McQueen’s Widows to open London Film Festival 2018
The international premiere of Steve McQueen’s upcoming crime drama Widows will open the 62nd BFI London Film Festival on 10th October 2018. The red carpet event will take place at the Cineworld Leicester Square. Co-written by McQueen and best-selling novelist and screenwriter Gillian Flynn and starring Academy Award- winner Viola Davis, Widows is a complex thriller about a group of women with nothing in common except a debt left behind by their dead husbands’ criminal activities. A star-studded ensemble cast includes Viola Davis, Michelle Rodriguez, Elizabeth Debicki, Cynthia Erivo, Colin Farrell, Daniel Kaluuya and Jacki Weaver with Robert Duvall and Liam Neeson. The status of international premiere very likely means that the film will be presented first in Toronto and not in Venice.
The British director 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.”
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