Irish Eye on Hollywood: From Gone Girl to Widows

Flynn, author of Gone Girl and Windows

By Tom Deignan, Columnist
November/ December 2018

In November, Liam Neeson and Colin Farrell will team up with Irish American writer Gillian Flynn (Gone Girl) in a crime thriller loaded with talent. Entitled Widows, the film features Neeson as one of a quartet of thieves who are killed in the middle of a heist.

Their widows (among them Oscar winner Viola Davis) decide to finish the job. Widows is based on a 1980s British television series, and is directed by Steve McQueen, the English-born director who was also behind the camera for the harrowing Northern Ireland film Hunger. McQueen and Gillian Flynn wrote the screenplay for Widows, which also features Oscar-winner Robert Duvall, Oscar nominee Daniel Kaluuya (Get Out) and TV star Carrie Coon (Fargo, The Leftovers).

Also in November, look for Liam Neeson on Netflix, in the next Coen Brothers project, The Ballad of Buster Scruggs. ♦

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