Slideshow: Red-Carpet Photos for ‘Widows’ at the 54th Chicago International Film Festival

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Cynthia Erivo plays Belle in ‘Widows.’

CHICAGO – Liam Neeson “Released the Superstars” on October 13th, 2018, as the all-star cast of the new film “Widows” walked the Red Carpet before a premiere screening at the 54th Chicago International Film Festival. Joining Liam was Oscar winner Viola Davis, Michelle Rodriguez (“Fast & Furious” series), as well as supporting actors Cynthia Erivo and Brian Tyree Henry, plus author/screenplay adapter Gillian Flynn and director Steve McQueen (“12 Years a Slave”).

“Widows” is a highly anticipated film for fall, and the story involves the widows of four armed robbers who are killed at a failed heist attempt, only to have those left-behind wives to step in and finish the job. The All-Star cast includes Viola Davis, Michelle Rodriguez, Cynthia Erivo, Jacki Weaver, Robert Duvall and Liam Neeson, and director Steve McQueen (“12 Years a Slave”) continues his reputation for delivering unusual, in-depth and quality storytelling. The movie was filmed in Chicago, and was adapted for the screen (with McQueen) by best-selling author Gillian Flynn (“Gone Girl”). Widows opens nationwide on November 16th.

Photographer Joe Arce and Patrick McDonald of HollywoodChicago.com was at the ‘Widows’ Red Carpet event on October 13th, 2018, at the AMC River East 21 Theatre in Chicago. Click “Next” and “Previous” to scan through the slideshow or jump directly to individual photos with the captioned links below. All photos © Joe Arce of Starstruck Foto for HollywoodChicago.com

  1. CIFFWIDOWS1: Liam Neeson portrays Henry in ‘Widows.’
  2. CIFFWIDOWS2: Viola Davis is Veronica in ‘Widows.’
  3. CIFFWIDOWS3: Michelle Rodriguez portrays Linda in ‘Widows.’
  4. CIFFWIDOWS4: Cynthia Erivo plays Belle in ‘Widows.’
  5. CIFFWIDOWS5: Director Steve McQueen of ‘Widows.’
  6. CIFFWIDOWS6: Brian Tyree Henry portrays Jamal in ‘Widows.’
  7. CIFFWIDOWS7: Author Gillian Flynn adapted the screenplay of ‘Widows.’

For video coverage of the “Widows” Red Carpet, including interviews with Viola Davis, Michelle Rodriguez and director Steve McQueen by Patrick McDonald and video by Jeff Doles of HollywoodChicago.com, click here.

The 54th Chicago International Film Festival primarily takes place at the AMC River East 21, 322 East Illinois Street, Chicago from October 10th to October 21st, 2018. Click here for film schedules, information and to purchase tickets.

HollywoodChicago.com senior staff writer Patrick McDonald

By PATRICK McDONALD
Editor and Film Writer
HollywoodChicago.com
pat@hollywoodchicago.com

© 2018 Patrick McDonald, HollywoodChicago.com

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