Colin Farrell is in negotiations to join “Shame” and “12 Years a Slave” director Steve McQueen’s upcoming “Widows” film.
A feature remake of Lynda La Plante’s 1983 British crime miniseries, the original followed three robbers who are killed during a heist gone wrong. Their tough as nails widows opt not to grieve, instead they hire another woman to help pull off the raids that their husbands failed at.
Viola Davis, Elizabeth Debicki, Michelle Rodriguez and Cynthia Erivo will play the female leads. Farrell, who recently signed on for the live-action “Dumbo” adaptation at Disney, will play a politician that finds himself mixed up in the widows’ plans.
Liam Neeson, Daniel Kaluuya (“Get Out”) and Andre Holland (“Moonlight”) also stars in the film which McQueen is co-writing with Gillian Flynn (“Gone Girl”).