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‘Widows’ Trailer Puts Viola Davis in Charge of Female Heist Gang Album

Viola Davis is not here to play.

The Oscar-winning actress star is somehow even more intense in the trailer for Steve McQueen’s “Widows” than she is on her ABC drama “How to Get Away With Murder.”

Davis, Michelle Rodriguez, Cynthia Erivo, and Elizabeth Debicki play women who have nothing in common except a debt left behind by their dead criminal husbands. To pay back the debt, they have to team up to complete the heist that killed their spouses.

“No one thinks we have the balls to pull this off,” Davis declares. No, they have something better.

McQueen certainly chose a much different genre than his previous Oscar-winning movie, “12 Years a Slave.” He co-wrote the “Widows” script with Gillian Flynn and the trailer has “Gone Girl” vibes — moody and dark with sharp dialogue. The cast is a murderer’s row of great actors, including Carrie Coon, Colin Farrell, Brian Tyree Henry, Daniel Kaluuya, Garret Dillahunt, Jacki Weaver, Jon Bernthal, Robert Duvall, and Liam Neeson.

“Widows” opens in theaters November 16.

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