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Robert DuVall in Negotiations to Join ‘WIDOWS’

April 14, 2017

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Robert Duvall is in negotiations to join Liam Neeson, Colin Farrell and Viola Davis in the upcoming film, WIDOWS. Duvall will play Farrell’s father, who may help the widows complete the rig.

Widows was a British crime miniseries that began in 1983 from actress/writer Lynda La Plante. Steve McQueen (12 Years a Slave) is directing the big screen adaption. McQueen is also co-writing the film alongside Gone Girl‘s Gillian Flynn. Michelle Rodriguez and Cynthia Erivo are also set to star. 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.

In 2002, the first series was remade for the American market, but the plot was changed. Instead of a traditional armed robbery, the new version featured three widows and a fourth woman in a plan to steal a famous painting. The series starred Mercedes Ruehl as Dolly Rawlins, Brooke Shields as Shirley Heller, Rosie Perez as Linda Perelli and N’Bushe Wright as Bella O’Reilly.

Production on Widows is set to star this summer. No release date has been announced as of yet.

 

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