Viola Davis to Lead All-Female Heist Movie From '12 Years a Slave' Director Steve McQueen

The 'Suicide Squad' actress will play the leader of widows determined to finish the failed heist attempt by their deceased husbands.

AceShowbiz - Steve McQueen's upcoming female-centric movie has found its lead star. "Suicide Squad" actress %cViola Davis% is set to headline the new feature film based on the 1980s British TV series "Widows" which was later revamped for U.S. audience in 2002.

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 finish their late husbands' failed job. At the same time, they discover there was a "fourth man" in the raid that killed their husbands.

The upcoming big screen adaptation will be scripted by "Gone Girl" author and screenwriter Gillian Flynn. It will be McQueen's first movie since his 2013 critically-acclaimed drama "12 Years a Slave". It won Best Picture at the Academy Awards, making him the first black director to have helmed an Oscar top winner.

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