AceShowbiz - Gillian Flynn and Steve McQueen are set to join forces for New Regency's upcoming movie "Widows". The "Gone Girl" author has been tapped to join the Academy Award-nominated director to co-write the heist thriller, Deadline reports.
The movie is said to be McQueen's next directing project. The story begins when three armed robbers are killed during a robbery. Their surviving widows then come together and enlist the help of a fourth woman to try to finish the failed job. At the same time, they discover there was a "fourth man" in the raid.
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McQueen, Iain Canning and Emile Sherman will produce the upcoming film.
Flynn wrote the script for the "Gone Girl" movie adaptation, for which she earned a bunch of nominations and prizes at award-giving events. McQueen, meanwhile, won an Academy Award as producer of historical drama "12 Years a Slave" which he also directed. New Regency produced both "Gone Girl" and "12 Years a Slave".