“The Knick” and “Moonlight” star Andre Holland is in negotiations to join Viola Davis in Steve McQueen’s heist thriller “Widows” for New Regency and Film4.
“Gone Girl” screenwriter and novelist Gillian Flynn will write the script with McQueen based on the 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.
Cynthia Erivo is also on board to star in the film which the “Shame” team of McQueen, Iain Canning and Emile Sherman will produce. The project is McQueen’s first since the Oscar winning “12 Years a Slave” in 2014.