Are your days feeling a little light? Are you in need of a little extra gravitas? Well, Liam Neeson and Viola Davis have gravitas to spare and they may just be joining forces. Neeson is in talks to join the cast of Widows, a heist-thriller, co-written and directed by the illustrious Steve McQueen (12 Years a Slave). McQueen’s writing partner on this project is no slouch either. She’s Gillian Flynn who wrote Gone Girl.
I love a heist, and this news just keeps getting more exciting. Entertainment Weekly reports that the film will be based on the 1983 British mini-series of the same name. It tells the story of ‘a crew of robbers who are killed in a caper gone awry, leaving their widows to finish the job.’ Yes please!
With the amount of fire and momentum this cast and crew has behind them having just won a series of awards on their recent work, let’s hope Liam Neeson joins this cast. I don’t know if I can think of a sexier, more dramatically magnetic couple than Liam Neeson and Viola Davis. Let’s do this!!
Widows is in pre-production, and no dates have been announced. We’ll keep you posted.