Liam Neeson in talks to join Viola Davis in heist thriller Widows
'12 Years a Slave' filmmaker Steve McQueen is directing
Liam Neeson is looking to pull a job for Steve McQueen.
Neeson would play the husband of Viola Davis in the film, which centers on a crew of robbers who are killed in a caper gone awry, leaving their widows to finish the job.
The cast also includes Elizabeth Debicki, Cynthia Erivo, Michelle Rodriguez, Daniel Kaluuya, and Andre Holland. McQueen (12 Years a Slave, Shame) will direct from a script he’s writing with Gillian Flynn (Gone Girl).
Neeson most recently appeared in Silence and A Monster Calls, and Davis is coming off her Oscar-winning turn in Fences.
Variety first reported the news.