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Michelle Rodriguez Joins Cast of “Windows”

Michelle Rodriguez Joins Cast of “Windows”
Michelle Rodriguez has been cast in New Regency’s heist thriller Widows from Brit helmer Steve McQueen. She’ll join Oscar-nominated Viola Davis in the pic along with Cynthia Erivo. Gone Girl scribe Gillian Flynn co-writes the script with McQueen, based on the 1983 British miniseries penned by Lynda LaPlante (Prime Suspect). The story begins when four armed robbers are killed during a failed heist and their surviving widows join forces and resolve to pull off the next raid themselves. Widows marks McQueen’s first feature since winning the Best Picture Oscar for 12 Years a Slave in 2014. The in-demand director since had been working on the HBO limited series Codes of Conduct, but that was shelved to allow McQueen to push on with this feature. Rodriguez, who made a name for herself with roles in Universal’s hit Fast and Furious franchise, has starred in such hit films as Avatar, Resident Evil and Resident Evil: Retribution. Further credits include Girlfight, S.W.A.T. and Battle: Los Angeles.