The Sunday night movie may be a little later this week, but the knockout cast makes it absolutely worthwhile. And the fact that it’s directed by the brilliant Steve McQueen, who brought us intense drama and incredible performances in Shame, Hunger, and 12 Years a Slave.
His cast regular Michael Fassbender – he’s appeared in all McQueen’s feature films – may be MIA, but there are more than enough incredible actors making up the cast of this heist film. Based on a book by crime writer Lynda La Plante, script duties went to McQueen and Gillian Flynn (author of Sharp Objects and Gone Girl) – so you can expect plenty of thrills as four widows plan to pull off the heist their husbands couldn’t.
You Know Her From: How to Get Away with Murder, The Help, Fences, Suicide Squad
Fun Fact: She is the first black actress to win a Primetime Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series.
In 2019: She is wrapping up her award-winning role as Annalise Keating in the sixth and final season of How to Get Away with Murder.
Watch How to Get Away with Murder season 6 on 1Magic channel 103.
You Know Her From: Resident Evil, Fast & Furious movies
Fun Fact: Her first name is actually Mayte.
In 2020: She will reprise her role as Letty Ortiz, in Fast & Furious 9.
MORE HERE: Seven Fast & Furious car stunts.
You Know Her From: The Great Gatsby, The Man from U.N.C.L.E., The Tale
Fun Fact: She has appeared on stage alongside fellow Aussie, Cate Blanchett.
In 2020: She’ll reprise her voice role as Mopsy in Peter Rabbit 2: The Runaway.
You Know Her From: Bad Times at the El Royale
Fun Fact: Widows was her feature film debut.
In 2020: She will star in The Outsider, a miniseries based on the book by Stephen King.
MORE HERE: Stephen King TV adaptations.
You Know Him From: Minority Report, Phone Booth, In Bruges, Horrible Bosses, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, Dumbo, True Detective
Fun Fact: His father and uncle were both professional football players.
In 2020: He will star in the Guy Ritchie film The Gentlemen.
MORE HERE: What you need to know about Fantastic Beasts.
Brian Tyree Henry
You Know Him From: Hotel Artemis, If Beale Street Could Talk, Atlanta
Fun Fact: He’s been nominated twice at the Primetime Emmys, and he’s received a Tony nomination for Best Featured Actor in a Play.
In 2020: He will appear in the 25th MCU movie, The Eternals.
MORE HERE: Nine great hotel movies.
You Know Him From: Sicario, Get Out, Black Panther
Fun Fact: He’s producing a Barney movie – yes, as in the purple dinosaur from your imagination.
In the future: He will star in a film directed by Shaka King, Jesus Was My Homeboy.
WATCH: The South African premiere of Black Panther.
You Know Her From: Gone Girl, Avengers Infinity War, The Leftovers, Fargo, The Sinner
Fun Fact: Her great-great-grandfather was a police chief.
In 2020: She will appear in Ghostbusters 2020, a sequel to the 1984 movie.
WATCH: Invitation to the set of The Leftovers season 2.
You Know Him From: MASH, The Godfather, Apocalypse Now, Deep Impact, Thank You for Smoking
Fun Fact: He’s a great dancer, especially when it comes to the tango – which is hardly surprising considering his wife is from Argentina.
In future: He will star in 12 Mighty Orphans.
Watch this incredible cast in Widows, your Sunday night movie on 27 October at 22:00 on M-Net channel 101.