Steve McQueen "honored" by collaboration with Liam Neeson and Colin Farrell on widows


Steve McQueen (Matt Crossick / PA)
Steve McQueen (Matt Crossick / PA)

Oscar winner, director Steve McQueen, said he was "honored" with two leading Irish actors, Liam Neeson and Colin Farrell, in the upcoming thriller "Widows."

The film tells the story of a group of women who assault after their criminals were killed during police shooting.

Neeson plays one of her husbands (his wife, Veronica Rawlins, played by Viola Davis), while Farrell plays the Irish-American politician Jack Mulligan.

"Liam and Colin are amazing actors and have been doing an amazing job in Hollywood for a long time," said McQueen, who also directed 12 Years A Slave.

Colin Farrell and Viola Davis appear in "Widows"

Colin Farrell and Viola Davis appear in "Widows"

"I was honored that I could work with them, especially in Chicago, where there is such a kind of Irish founder."

McQueen was particularly impressed with Farrell who improvised many scenes with his father, Robert Duvall, on screen.

"Robert Duvall and Colin were amazing, they worked with them, they were like two musicians, they just jammed," said RTE Entertainment.

"Many of the things they dealt with in the photo were improvised."

Widows to be released later this month have met with the general positive opinion of critics and currently have a rating of 96 points on the Rotten Tomatoes film review page.

The film – which was written by McQueen from Gone Girl by the author Gillian Flynn – is also Michelle Rodriguez, Daniel Kaluuya and Elizabeth Debicki.

In the meantime, a new trailer for another upcoming movie, Neeson, appeared.

Coming from Ballymena, he will perform with Brendan Gleeson, Tom Waits and James Franco in the new six-part anthological film The Ballad Of Buster Scruggs.

Each "chapter" of the film tells a different story about the American West.

He has already won the prize for the best screenplay at the Venice festival.

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