Gillian Flynn teams up with Steve McQueen for heist thriller
Los Angeles: “Gone Girl” author Gillian Flynn will co-write “Widows” with acclaimed director Steve McQueen.
The “12 Years a Slave” helmer will also direct the upcoming movie, reported Deadline.
The story begins when three armed robbers are killed during a robbery.
Their surviving widows then come together and enlist the help of a fourth woman to try to finish the failed job. At the same time, they discover there was a “fourth man” in the raid.
It is based on a British miniseries of the same name, which aired in 1983. It was remade for US market in 2002 with Mercedes Ruehl, Brooke Shields, Rosie Perez, and N’Bushe Wright among the cast ensemble.
McQueen, Iain Canning and Emile Sherman will produce the film.