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Michelle Rodriguez Recruited For Steve McQueen's Widows

Michelle Rodriguez

While she's usually been found behind the wheel or fighting in the Fast & Furious franchise these days, Michelle Rodriguez still has other roles to consider. She'll play one of the leads in Steve McQueen's film version of Widows.

McQueen has been working with Gone Girl's Gillian Flynn to adapt Lynda La Plante’s 1983 crime miniseries. The original series – two more followed in 1985 and then 2002 – starred Ann Mitchell, Maureen O’Farrell and Fiona Hendley in the story of three women who all lose their criminal husbands when the men die in the middle of robbing a security van that catches fire.

Together with Eva Mottley’s Bella O’Reilly, they succeed in tracking down the cash for themselves, but that's far from the end of the story...

Viola Davis and Cynthia Erivo are already aboard the film, and McQueen plans to direct it this year. As for Rodriguez, she'll be back on Fast duty on 14 April.

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