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The gripping new Widows trailer delivers A-list thrills and Oscar buzz


We're in the waning days of the summer movie season and awards buzz is slowly starting to kick in. And movies don't come more feted than Widows, a new thriller that assembles an extraordinary line-up of talent both in front of, and behind, the camera.

Adapted by Gone Girl author and screenwriter Gillian Flynn from fellow novelist Lynda La Plante's 1980s TV series, it's directed by Steve McQueen, whose searing, Oscar-winning drama 12 Years a Slave remains one of the most blistering of recent years. He's also the man behind the powerful Shame and Hunger, and clearly knows how to twist a narrative into a gut-twisting symphony of emotion.

And then there's the phenomenal cast: Viola Davis, Elizabeth Debicki, Michelle Rodriguez and Cynthia Erivo as the recently widowed quartet, whose lives are now endangered thanks to their deceased partners' (including Liam Neeson) criminal activities.

There's only one thing to do: pick up where their other halves left off, and become expert robbers. Standing in their way are an assortment of bad guys and corrupt officials, comprised of Daniel Kaluuya, Brian Tyree Henry, Colin Farrell and Robert Duvall.

Promising to blend gender politics with violent action and riveting performances, it's little wonder this is being lined up for potential Oscars success. That the movie is also opening this year's London Film Festival can't hurt its awards chances.

Check out the latest trailer below and prepare for Widows on 6th November. Tweet us your thoughts on the trailer @Cineworld.