Daniel Kaluuya Will Lead Steve McQueen’s Widows


When it comes to Hollywood’s most exciting up and coming actors, it’s hard not to think of Daniel Kaluuya. Though still relatively fresh, he’s finding himself attached to more and more high profile projects as his star continues to rise. This week, he can be seen in theaters in the excellent Get Out (check out our review here), and he’s also currently filming a part in Black Panther for Marvel. Today, however, he may have just landed his biggest role yet.

Deadline is reporting that Kaluuya will star in New Regency’s Widows, which has 12 Years a Slave director Steve McQueen attached to helm, while Viola Davis, Michelle Rodriguez and Cynthia Erivo will all co-star. Based on the 1983 British miniseries, the project boasts a script from McQueen and Gone Girl author Gillian Flynn and from what we know, it sounds quite promising.

Widows will center on “the aftermath of four armed robbers killed during a failed heist, and their surviving widows who join forces and resolve to pull off the raid themselves.” We don’t have much more to go on than that, but there’s some considerable talent on board here to bring the film to life. Not only that, but this will be McQueen’s first feature since the aforementioned Oscar winner, and all eyes are on the director to see if he can deliver yet another hit.

Admittedly, this sounds quite different than his past efforts, but there’s nothing wrong with trying something new and with the project starting to gather a lot of buzz around Hollywood, it’s safe to say that it’ll be one to watch as it continues to develop over the coming months.

Tell us, what do you make of Widows so far? Are you happy to hear about Kaluuya’s involvement? Let us know by commenting down below!

Source: Deadline