Fargo’s Carrie Coon joins Steve McQueen’s Widows
Fresh of the season finale of Fargo last night, The Hollywood Reporter brings word that Carrie Coon (The Leftovers, Gone Girl) has joined the cast of Widows, the upcoming heist thriller from Steve McQueen (12 Years a Slave, Shame). She will join the project after wrapping Steven Spielberg’s upcoming The Papers.
Coon joins a cast that includes Robert Duvall (The Godfather: Part II, Apocalypse Now), Liam Neeson (Silence, Schindler’s List), Colin Farrell (Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, In Bruges), Garret Dillahunt (Deadwood), Michelle Rodriguez (The Fast and the Furious), Cynthia Erivo (Mr. Selfridge), and Viola Davis (How to Get Away with Murder).
Widows was a British crime miniseries that began in 1983 from actress/writer Lynda La Plante (Prime Suspect). In the series, three robbers are killed during a crime and their widows, Dolly Rawlins (Ann Mitchell), Shirley Miller (Fiona Hendley) and Linda Perelli (Maureen O’Farrell), enlist the help of Bella O’Reilly (Eva Mottley) to pull of the raids that their husbands completely failed at.
McQueen has been prepping a big screen version of Widows since winning three Academy Awards for 12 Years a Slave, he is also co-writing the film with Gone Girl‘s Gillian Flynn. Widows will hit theaters on November 16, 2018.
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