*The star of Jordan Peele’s No. 1 film “Get Out” has just booked his next project.
Actor Daniel Kaluuya will join Andre Holland, Viola Davis and “Color Purple” star Cynthia Erivo and Michelle Rodriguez in director Steve McQueen’s big screen adaptation of the British TV show “Widows.”
The original 1983 series followed the widows of three crime bosses killed during a robbery attempt, who are being pressured by the police, as well as a rival group of thieves intent on taking over their husbands’ crime business. The widows then team up to eliminate both problems, as they bring on a fourth woman to pull off a heist of their own.
McQueen’s adaptation will be a feature film set in the United States.
The project is being written by Gillian Flynn (“Gone Girl”) and McQueen, who will also produce, alongside Iain Canning and Emile Sherman of See-Saw Films (“Shame,” “The Kings Speech”).