Colin Farrell is certainly filling up his dance card, as he recently signed on to star in Disney’s live-action Dumbo movie, and now he’s also set to join Viola Davis in Steve McQueen’s Widows, according to Variety. The film will be the director’s first film since his Oscar-winning 12 Years A Slave.
The film is based on Lyda La Plante’s acclaimed 1983 British miniseries ‘about a caper gone wrong, the story follows four armed robbers who are killed in a failed heist attempt, leaving their widows to finish the job.’ Farrell will play a politician who gets mixed up in the criminality.
As well as Viola Davis and Colin Farrell, Liam Neeson, Elizabeth Debicki, Cynthia Erivo, Michelle Rodriguez, Daniel Kaluuya, and Andre Holland are set to star. Gone Girl author Gillian Flynn is set to pen the screenplay. The movie is due to start shooting fairly soon, with Farrell slotting it in before Tim Burton’s Dumbo.