Magazine article Screen International

Steve McQueen's 'Widows' to Open the 2018 BFI London Film Festival

Magazine article Screen International

Steve McQueen's 'Widows' to Open the 2018 BFI London Film Festival

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It will be the international premiere of the Chicago-set crime thriller.

‘Widows’

The international premiere of Steve McQueen’s thriller Widows, starring Viola Davis, Michelle Rodriguez, Elizabeth Debicki and Cynthia Erivo, will open the BFI London Film Festival on October 10.

Widows, based on Lynda La Plante’s TV series of the same name, is co-written by McQueen with Gillian Flynn, the novelist of the best-selling ’Gone Gir’l. McQueen has also produced the film with See-Saw Films’ Iain Canning and Emile Sherman and Arnon Milchan. It is backed by 20th Century Fox and New Regency Enterprises with Film4. Fox will release the film in the UK on November 9.

”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,” said McQueen. …

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